Jail for former IRGC commanders

Jail for former IRGC commanders

So far, Iran’s campaign against corruption has always been understood as a platform for the marginalisation of political opponents. Court cases and prison sentences against President Hassan Rohani’s brother, Hossein Fereidoun, or close confidantes of former president...
Deciphering Biden’s Iran policy

Deciphering Biden’s Iran policy

When it comes to Iran policy, the Joe Biden administration has surprised observers by continuing the maximum pressure policies it inherited from Donald Trump and company. Many had predicted that the Biden team would quickly look for a path back to the Joint...
What’s in store for Iran in 2021?

What’s in store for Iran in 2021?

As Iran enters a new century — the 15th century according to he Iranian calendar — the upcoming year is significant for multiple reasons. A presidential election will determine the hue of the post-Hassan Rohani political leadership, revealing whether the Islamic...
Iran’s changing trade patterns

Iran’s changing trade patterns

There is no doubt that external sanctions have altered Iran’s trade patterns because it has been forced to address three sanctions-related challenges:  Secure sources of imports in light of the hesitation of the traditional sources of imported goods to work with...