Monthly archives: December, 2012

Khamenei Facebook

Iran Cyber Front: Khamenei likes Facebook

On 13 December 2013, the official website of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Center for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei, created a community page on Facebook. This has caused quite a stir in the Western media, which took great interest in this action given the Islamic Republic…



Iran Khodro Industrial Group

International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part Three – Domestic Manufacturing

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a three part mini-series by Iranian economist Radman Sam on the possible “positive side-effects” of international economic sanctions on Iran. Part three focuses on the ways in which sanctions may be creating greater impetus for domestic production in Iran. Part One: Tax Reform Part Two: Monetary Policy…



SUT

The West should be wary of alienating Iran’s educated youth: The case of sanctions and Sharif University of Technology

Economic sanctions: Negative side-effects and regime-society cohesion The Western media has in recent months picked up on the negative impacts of economic sanctions on the Iranian people. In July 2012 the Wall Street Journal and other outlets covered the difficulties sanctions were creating for food imports into Iran, dubbing it the “chicken crisis” because of…



General view of Central Bank of Iran building in Tehran

International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part Two – Monetary Policy & the Rial

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three part mini-series by economist Radman Sam on the possible “positive side-effects” of international economic sanctions on Iran. Part two focuses the ways in which sanctions may be creating impetus for better management of the national currency, the rial, in Iran. Part One: Tax Reform Part Three:…



Shamssedin Hosseini

International economic sanctions and Iran: Are there positive side effects? Part One – Tax Reform

Editor’s Note: Dear IranPolitik readers, We have returned to bring you new high quality content. Today we will begin a three part mini-series by an economist, Radman Sam, working inside Iran who recently joined the IranPolitik network. We hope you enjoy and look forward to hearing your feedback. Part Two: Monetary Policy & the Rial…