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Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security via Daily Alert) and summary of 2nd related article

By   /  August 14, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 14, 2019 Give Iran Sanctions Time to Work – Dr. Udi Levi (Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security) The U.S. has made impressive progress in its sanctions campaign against Iran. While further oil and banking sanctions might lead to a rift between the U.S. and its global partners, a better approach would be to focus […]

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IMF: Iran Inflation Could Reach 40 Percent as Economy Shrinks – Davide Barbuscia (Reuters via Daily Alert)

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Apr. 29, 2019 IMF: Iran Inflation Could Reach 40 Percent as Economy Shrinks – Davide Barbuscia (Reuters) Jihad Azour, director of the International Monetary Fund’s Middle East and Central Asia department, told Reuters, “Clearly the re-imposition of sanctions and the removal of the waivers will have additional negative impact on the Iranian economy both in terms of growth […]

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Summaries of 2 articles on Iran’s economy & military spending, by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 New Iranian Draft Budget Slashes Military Spending – Saeed Ghasseminejad and Tzvi Kahn Iran’s military spending will significantly decrease, according to a draft 2019-2020 budget that President Rouhani submitted to parliament in December. The new figures suggest that reimposed U.S. sanctions have forced Tehran to prioritize its stability over its expansionary ambitions. (Foundation […]

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Iranians under Pressure in Flailing Economy – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Aresu Eqbali (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

July 26, 2018 Iranians under Pressure in Flailing Economy – Sune Engel Rasmussen and Aresu Eqbali A deepening economic crisis is slashing the buying power of Iranians even before the bite of looming U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday replaced the head of the country’s central bank, while 90 members of parliament called to impeach the economy […]

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Turkey’s Currency Meltdown (WSJ)

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

May 24, 2018 Investors flee the lira amid Erdogan’s political central banking. Investing in emerging markets is like watching the tides without the moon as a guide. Capital flows in and out in surges, and woe to the country that gets caught with bad policies when the tide suddenly goes out. Argentina has been getting […]

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2 articles on Iran, summarized by Daily Alert, with links

By   /  January 12, 2018  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 12, 2018 The Spark Behind Iran’s Unrest: Millions of Defrauded Investors – Farnaz Fassihi and Asa Fitch (Wall Street Journal) The call to protest came through a group channel on the smartphone app Telegram. Most of the group’s thousand members had lost their savings when a financial firm promising huge returns went bankrupt amid bad […]

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