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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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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott

    In new strategy documents, Japan’s government has broken new ground with a public commitment to build up the country’s counterstrike and rapid mobilization capabilities. Though executing this task will not be easy, it has become essential to peace in the region.

    explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.

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