Posts filed under: Economics & Energy

The Irrational Exuberance About the Iranian Economy

The nuclear deal was supposed to spark a new era of prosperity for Iranians. But Iranian politics — and American politics — still stand in the way. To read my feature story in Foreign Policy Magazine, please <click here>

Game of Isotopes: Are Iran’s prospects looking up?

Here’s my latest article for  Newsweek Middle East on the adoption of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA: an agreement inked with Iran last July to halt the potential threat posed by Iran’s long-contentious nuclear program. Please <click here> for more.

How Tehran Is Fighting ISIL

Here’s my latest article for  Al-Jazeera English on Tehran’s stake in the tumult afflicting Iraq. This article features interviews from Tehran, Dubai and Baghdad, and includes an interview with Iraq’s former National Security Advisor. To read, please <click here>.

IMF report, elections key for Cairo to secure new loans

As the Egyptian government gears up for a widely touted investor conference this March, its allies in the Persian Gulf are looking to the event for new sources of financing Egypt needs to more than double its current modest growth rate by the end of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s term in 2018. To read an analysis in Monitor Global Outlook, the business intelligence unit of The Christian Science Monitor, please <click here>.

Egypt-Cyprus gas deal: competition for Israeli gas

Egypt announced Nov. 25 it is speeding up discussions to import natural gas from Cyprus for domestic use. To read an analysis, please <click here>. (Subscription required)