About Tamer BadawiTamer Badawi is an Iran analyst. He is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and a Programme Associate at the Middle East Directions Program at the European University Institute. He was previously a Policy Leader Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance in the European University Institute and prior to that a Research Fellow at Al Sharq Forum.
Iran has become a regional epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic with a myriad of impacts on the country and the region. The pandemic has drawn attention to the Iranian government’s handling of the health crisis [...]
If Soleimani’s assassination and ensuing escalation lead to less communication between Iran and Gulf countries, then tensions in the Gulf are likely to increase.Tamer Badawi | 16 January 2020 | TR | AR
Water scarcity in Iran threatens not just its agricultural self-sufficiency but may also strain its energy exports in the long term, two sectors it hopes to rely on to weather new economic sanctions. On October [...]
At a time when its economic interests are threatened both by Saudi Arabia’s attempts to develop economic cooperation with Iraq and the likelihood of renewed sanctions following the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran is [...]
Socioeconomic changes, largely stemming from President Hassan Rouhani’s economic policies since he took office, have had the biggest impact (among several factors) on driving and shaping the recent protests in Iran. The initial protests that [...]