Over the last two years, the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) has had one of the fastest growing indexes in the entire region. So fast that it has had many people baffled.
For example: why is it when Iran’s economy was in the doldrums the TSE was rising, and now that some of the sanctions are being removed its seeing historic falls?
Just what is going on?
My latest article explains.
I feel that I am not being a good Jew. That I am not keeping up with my people’s traditions. Why? because tomorrow is Christmas day and I don’t know a good Chinese restaurant to eat at. Oy vey!
I hope my latest article makes up for it.
In 2014, to foresee Iran’s behavior at the nuclear negotiations, we must look at domestic politics.
My article explains more:
Merry Christmas from Israel,
How do Israelis see the latest deal between Iran and the P5+1? Can Iran be trusted? As far as Israel is concerned, what should a final deal with Iran look like?
These are some of the questions which Emily Landau and I discuss in Tel Aviv. Dr Landau is an expert on Iran’s nuclear program at the INSS institute in Tel Aviv.
My two recent articles describe the implications of the latest Iran nuclear deal for:
Iran’s supreme leader
On why I agree with the French position in the latest round of nuclear negotiations with Iran.
Could water scarcity and mismanaged government water diversion programs inflame ethnic tensions in Iran?
This is a scenario which is becoming more realistic.
My latest article explains:
The Iranian government and the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in particular are paying a price with the lives of Iranian soldiers inside Iranian territory for their support of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
My latest article explains:
Boston College, Tuesday 15th of October
The title of the lecture will be: “Iran and Israel: moving towards a cold peace?“
With Iran and Hezbollah busy in Lebanon, they pose a lesser threat towards the state of Israel. And Hamas is no longer in Iran’s camp the same way as it was before the Syrian uprising.
With the nuclear negotiations with Iran approaching, chances of a military attack by Israel against Iran are decreasing to new lows. We also see Rouhani taking steps to reduce tensions with the state of Israel.
Meanwhile the biggest source of animosity in the region is the Sunni / Shiite conflict, currently being played out in full in Syria.
So the question is: despite the tough talk in both countries, are Israel and Iran finding themselves inadvertently moving towards a cold peace?
I will be addressing this scenario in my lecture. If you are in Boston, the details can be found below. It would be great to see you.
Date: October 15th, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Address: Fulton Hall 230, Boston College (Directions)
RSVP to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Yale University, Monday 14th of October:
Yale Friends of Israel and the Yale International Relations Association are excited to invite you to a special talk this Monday
Meir Javedanfar: “Can a Nuclear Iran be allowed? Or trusted?” Perspectives from the U.S., Israel, and the rest of the world.
Monday, October 14th, 6:00pm. Calhoun Fellows Lounge.