Saeed Ghasseminejad is a senior Iran and financial economics advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), where he also contributes to FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power (CEFP).
Over the last week, the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) index fell 13 percent after breaking record after record despite the dire situation the Iranian economy has been facing since 2018.
Iran's government has dealt with the COVID-19 crisis from the prism of regime's interests rater than the well-being of the people and national interests.
Chinese customs data for the first three months of 2020 show an increase in both exports to and imports from the Persian Gulf, despite the global pandemic.
By holding controlled elections, the Islamic republic of Iran puts up a facade of democracy, while people have little choice or chance to have meaningful impact on the way the country is run.
Op-ed by Behnam Ben Taleblu and Saeed Ghasseminejad on the current situation in Iran and what can be done.