Reports

June 14, 2011
           Following a visit to Tehran in May and June 2011, the International Monetary Fund issued an assessment of Iran’s economy:          The mission reviewed recent economic developments and revised its macroeconomic estimates and projections in light of new data and discussions with the…
May 31, 2011
Alireza Nader        The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to provide measured support to Taliban insurgents battling U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. However, Iran also maintains close and constructive relations with the same Afghan central government that is battling Taliban forces.…
May 24, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Amnersty International's "State of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, January to mid-April 2011" report:        The authorities maintained severe restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly. Sweeping controls on domestic and…
May 11, 2011
The following are excerpts from the annual report released April 28, 2011:         The government of Iran continues to engage in systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom, including prolonged detention, torture, and executions based primarily or entirely upon the…
May 4, 2011
Alireza Nader         The RAND Corporation conducted a phone survey of Iranian public opinion in order to gauge Iranian attitudes on critical issues affecting U.S. interests. Respondents constituted a nationally representative sample of 1,002 members of the Iranian public, age 18 and older, who…
May 3, 2011
Freedom House         Since the protests that followed the disputed presidential election of June 12, 2009, the Iranian authorities have waged an active campaign against internet freedom, employing extensive and sophisticated methods of control that go well beyond simple content filtering.…
April 12, 2011
The following is from the executive summary of the State Department issued its Human Rights Report for 2010:        The government severely limited citizens' right to peacefully change their government through free and fair elections, and it continued a campaign of postelection violence and…