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.
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+++ For the United States, it is no longer about nation-building, it is about world-building, argues Bruno Maçães; Mark Leonard and Jeremy Shapiro make the case for a sovereign Europe; Krzysztof Iwanek looks at India, the other Asian power; David Ritchie assesses the Alliance for Multilateralism from an Australian perspective; Alex Massie profiles Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; Noah Gordon starts our new Carbon Critical column; Anna Maria Wallner explains the meaning of “Zack, Zack, Zack“; Vladislav Inozemtsev declares the end of the end of economic history; the EU needs an intelligence service, Pia Seyfried writes in our Red Herring & Black Swan column; and much more +++