was, between 2000 and 2007, The Economist's Tehran correspondent. The author of three books on Iran, he now works as Middle East specialist for the emerging market research group Trusted Sources in London.
Iran has the potential to be everything the hype insists it is – the last frontier market to fall to global capitalism. European firms are well-positioned to benefit. But realities on the ground are still dire.
Italy’s new government will confront the EU, but […]
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