Iran: The Mullah’s moolah problem

Report Date:  02/01/18

Iranian protests are unlikely to topple the regime. But popular discontent with the economy and endemic corruption will shift the barriers through which the authorities have to navigate through. There is more room for fiscal spending to counter protests and it ought also to act as a restraint on Iran’s foreign policy forays. But meaningful economic reforms are needed, which conflict with the beliefs and interests of the mullahs.

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