Iran: The long shadow of Rafsanjani

Iran: The long shadow of Rafsanjani

Many analysts have interpreted the 8 January 2017 death of the former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani — one of the leading political figures in the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution — as a blow to the moderate political forces for whom he was a mentor and...
Iranian Upstream Project Talks

Iranian Upstream Project Talks

This article comes from this months issue of Iran Strategic Focus, a report that identifies emerging trends, tracks key political changes and offer long-term assessment of the forces that impact business environment stability. Why not contact us to gain more...
Iran: inflation versus recession

Iran: inflation versus recession

While he praises Rohani for bringing inflation down to around 10%, Farshad Momeni, known as a religious-nationalist economist, warns that the price has been a ‘deep and unprecedented recession … As a result, we are witnessing the rapid shrinkage of the middle class...
Iran’s Construction Sector

Iran’s Construction Sector

This month’s edition of Iran Strategic Focus has an in-depth report focused around Iran’s construction sector. Our experts go into detail around the three main sector participants in Iranian construction: semi-state, governmental and private. Dissecting...
Kazakhstan to build an oil refinery in Iran?

Kazakhstan to build an oil refinery in Iran?

A mid-level Kazakh delegation visited Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran last month. It was greeted by the regional head of industry, mining and trade, Mohammad Mohammadpour. The local media reported that talks had focused on the deepening of bilateral cooperation...