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Iran’s Battered Economy

In this issue of Iqtisadi: The Middle East Economy, Paul Rivlin analyses the Iranian economy in 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and economic sanctions.

Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria: sinking together?

In this issue of Iqtisadi Paul Rivlin analyses the underlying factors in the economic problems facing Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon, and highlights losses in personal income among the populations in these countries that have added fuel to social protests in recent months.

Iran and the Coronavirus: From Denial to National Mobilization

Iran was slow to respond to the Corona crisis. Liora Hendelman-Baavur’s essay traces the evolution of the Islamic Republic’s mobilization, identifying how its reaction has been consistent with a historic pattern of crisis-response. This article is part of "The Coronavirus in the Middle East: State and Society in a Time of Crisis".

A Chernobyl Moment in Tehran

Nir Boms and Shayan Arya co-published an article in the "Fikra Forum" of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The article examines Iran's mishandling of the Corona Crisis and its repercussions regarding the Iranian regime.

The Iranian Empire Cracks, at Home and Abroad

In our latest issue of Iqtisadi, Paul Rivlin discusses the effects of sanctions on the Iranian economy, and on its currency and governmental institutions, in particular.

Iran attacks Saudi Arabia

Paul Rivlin examines the economic effects of the recent drone strikes carried out in Saudi Arabia by Iranian proxies.