United States Institute of Peace

The Iran Primer


US Sanctions Iran Currency

      On June 3, the United States imposed sanctions for the first time on Iran’s currency, the rial.

Iran’s Economy Faces Grim 2013

Kevan Harris

West Claims Sanctions Now Biting

             After six years of international sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program, Western powers claim that their punitive measures are having a signifi

Blame Game on Currency Crisis

Helia Ighani          

Analysis on Iran Currency Crisis

            Iran's currency has dropped by a stunning 40 percent in a mere week, generating protests in Tehran.

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