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Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

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Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, Professor of Economics at Virginia Tech, is a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum in Cairo and an associate of the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center.

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  1. Iran’s Conservative Tightrope
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Dec 6, 2022 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.

  2. Iran's Vienna Gambit
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    Iran's Vienna Gambit

    Jan 18, 2022 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why President Ebrahim Raisi’s tough stance in the ongoing nuclear talks is not without risks.

  3. Iran’s Empowered Hardliners
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    Iran’s Empowered Hardliners

    May 4, 2021 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani warns that, while there is a chance Joe Biden can revive the 2015 nuclear deal, the clock is ticking.

  4. Trump’s Blind March to War
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    Trump’s Blind March to War

    Jan 5, 2020 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani highlights the dangerously flawed US assumptions underlying the latest escalation of the conflict with Iran.

  5. Can Iran Outlast Trump?
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    Can Iran Outlast Trump?

    Dec 3, 2019 Djavad Salehi-Isfahani frames the debate that is now raging in the Islamic Republic amid escalating international sanctions.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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