Economy of Iran

Chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami wearing a mask, attends a ceremony on the occasion of first anniversary of death of late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general and commander of the Quds Force Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran

US’ indefinite ban on Iranians drafted into Iran’s Revolutionary Guard continues to separate families


Former conscripts say the Guard’s listing as a foreign terrorist organization unfairly prevents them from being with their families in the US.

A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), jumps rope at Valiasr street in Tehran, Iran, March 26, 2020.

Should sanctions against Iran be lifted in the wake of COVID-19?

Students walk on the Temple University Campus

Iranian students in US scramble as sanctions ratchet up tuition costs

A man holds Iranian and American currency

Things That Go Boom: Are sanctions on Iran spurring economic resilience?

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American businessman preps for ‘huge’ opportunities to come in potential Iran deal

Republican Senator Tom Cotton speaks at his election victory party on November 4, 2014. The freshman senator from Arkansas is emerging as a vocal opponent of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Republicans to Iran: A nuclear deal can disappear ‘with a stroke of a pen’

Global Politics

Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas took to Twitter on Monday to warn Iran that any nuclear deal with the US could easily be wiped out once President Barack Obama leaves office. But did he and 46 other senators step beyond their authority?

A heavy water reactor near Arak, Iran

Hopes rise for a nuclear deal with Iran


The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

US Secretary of State John Kerry sits with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva in January 2015. Zarif said that his meeting with Kerry was important to see if progress could be made in narrowing differences on his coun

As the US government courts Iranian students, one university briefly says ‘no, thanks’


The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, announced it would no longer be accepting Iranian students into graduate programs in engineering and the natural sciences. They blame US law, but the government is actually trying to build bridges to Iranian students.

Golshid Mola wants to introduce the works of underground Iranian designers to the world.

An Iranian American entrepreneur is keeping a close eye on nuclear talks


Golshid Mola wanted to create a marketplace for the works of underground Iranian designers and artists. But American sanctions against Iran make her goal, and the goals of other Iranian American entrepreneurs, all but impossible.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif both say a landmark nuclear deal might still be possible.

Talks failed to produce a deal on Iranian nukes, but negotiations will go on

Global Politics

Iran and the West couldn’t reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, but they did agree to continue talks on a nuclear deal for seven more months. While it’s not what policymakers hoped for, John Kerry and other leaders still seemed positive that a deal is in the making.