Opinion

  • Different Directions
    01/05/2017
    New enemies of the open society are emerging regularly in the developed world.
  • Out With the Old
    10/27/2016
    The deal signed last week by 197 countries to drastically reduce the use of ...
  • Four Faces of Europe
    09/18/2016
    When the leaders of the European Union met in Bratislava...
  • Some More Surprises?
    08/08/2016
    Donald Trump belongs to the system that believes in and gives rise to the...
  • Will Low Rates Help Rescue Manufactures?
    07/10/2016
    When banks announced last month they would cut deposit rates...
  • EU Easing Restrictions on Iran Air
    06/14/2016
    As the nuclear agreement is being implemented new barriers have emerged and new challenges...
  • European Companies  Will Need Patience
    06/05/2016
    Since the nuclear deal, European companies have been flocking in trade missions to Iran.
  • JCPOA and EU Courts
    10/19/2015
    Soon after the imposition of sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities by the Council...
  • Managing Transition
    09/12/2015
    While there is no dearth of news and analysis on the success of the Rouhani administration in...
  • Preparing for FDI
    09/08/2015
    News and reports that foreign companies are preparing to return to Iran puts a big smile on...
  • Will Iran Airlines Take Off?
    08/27/2015
    In recent weeks there has been rising speculation about the future purchase orders from...
  • The Next Big Thing
    08/10/2015
    The Iran deal is less than a month old and it already feels like a new era has begun.
  • Iran and Afghanistan: Blood Relatives
    04/27/2015
    Few countries share a bond that neither history nor politics can break. Afghanistan and Iran...
  • PTA With Turkey: Pros and Cons
    02/14/2015
    Almost a decade after the idea of preferential trade was first proposed, Iran penned its...
  • Efficient Spending
    12/16/2014
    Oil prices are falling at terrific speed. This may be good news for consumers in the importing...
  • Misreading the Oil Market
    12/06/2014
    It is hardly news anymore. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)...
  • Defining Moment
    11/22/2014
    For all practical purposes the most critical time have come in the marathon nuclear...
  • Iran - Turkey: Old Partners, New Challenges 
    11/15/2014
    Iran and Turkey economic partnership has a long and eventful history. It has been fruitful for...
  • Avoiding Red Ink
    11/12/2014
    It is rather unfortunate that natural resources in general and oil in particular form the...
  • Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal
    11/05/2014
    A new cruise terminal at Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi is designed to celebrate the UAE’s cultural ...
  • Moderation and Predictability
    11/02/2014
    When Rouhani won the presidential election in June 2013, most observers billed his mandate as...
  • A New Equilibrium
    10/28/2014
    Are you interested in the oil market? Great! Now here comes the second question ...
  • Fighting the IS Plague
    10/19/2014
    One of the biggest failures of governments is indecisiveness about the catastrophes unfolding around them.
  • Lack of Competition
    10/18/2014
    Now RichKids of Tehran is a known hashtag and another episode on the inequality debate in  ...
  • Why Suspension Is Not Sufficient
    10/16/2014
    The Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) agreed between Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, US and Germany) in ...

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