The Reserve Bank of India and its Monetary Policy Stance

July 20, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Manu Sharma, an editor at CVoter International. The calendar year 2015 has been an eventful time for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as the Indian central bank has cut interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) or 0.75%. The first two repo...

Iran: From Hyperinflation to Stability?

November 28, 2013

Economic progress in Iran is tentative and likely quite fragile. With the announcement on Saturday night that Iran and the P5+1 group reached a tentative deal over the Iranian nuclear program, the Iranian rial appreciated 3.45% against the dollar on the black market. The rial jumped from 30,000...

(Dis)integration: Palestinian Refugees in the Syrian Civil War (Part 2/2)

September 17, 2013

Social and economic gains of Palestinian refugees have changed due to the Syrian conflict.This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Such was the status of Palestinian refugees in Syria at the advent of the popular uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in early 2011. From...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 2/2)

May 21, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one. In spite of existing sanctions, Iran keeps on...

Unilateral Economic Sanctions Against Iran: Unexpected Implications (Part 1/2)

May 14, 2013

The international sanctions against Iran have been effective. However, they also made the Iranian elite more practical and cynical by teaching it how to survive under external economic pressure. This is the first of a two part series. International reports on the economic and political situation...

On the Failure of the Iranian Sanctions

April 27, 2013

Iranians have become adept at circumventing economic sanctions which, even if perfectly implemented, would be unlikely to stop Iran’s nuclear aspirations. Diplomacy is the only viable solution. In light of Senator Chuck Hagel’s appointment as US Secretary of Defense, the issue of Iran...