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TEHRAN BLOG: Dizzying descent of rial gives rise to ‘Farzin & Khandoozi’

January 12, 2023

New central bank chief and economy minister are apparently grappling with a sinister “man in Istanbul” who’s pulling levers on Iran’s FX market.

TEHRAN BLOG: Iran takes aim at ‘gambler’ and ‘political dwarf’ Aliyev as Azerbaijan tensions simmer

November 11, 2022

Amid rows over Baku’s designs on Armenian territory, Iranian establishment figure claims Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev has been “taunting” Iran and implicitly threatening its neighbour with a military attack.

TEHRAN BLOG: There’s no revolution on the horizon, but something has broken

October 27, 2022

Anti-regime protests have fundamentally shifted the bounds of what is and what’s not possible in the Islamic Republic.

TEHRAN BLOG: Will the protests be crushed or could the Islamic regime fall?

October 5, 2022

Opinion divided among Iran watchers as unrest nears end of a third week.

TEHRAN BLOG: Iran's new chief justice sends shivers through Iranian expatriate community

August 11, 2021

There’s no guarantee expatriates and exiled citizens will be allowed to leave Iran should they return to settle personal legal matters says Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i.