Iran’s Vulnerability to Foreign Economic Pressure



For several years, Iran’s economy was cushioned from foreign pressure by the high price of oil. That has changed as oil prices have declined and Tehran’s poor policies have exacerbated serious structural weaknesses. The most likely prospect is that during the next few years, Iran’s economy will face serious problems. Foreign economic pressure could add to those problems. Furthermore, Iranian public opinion is likely to exaggerate the impact of the foreign pressure and to blame the Ahmadinezhad government’s hardline stance for the country’s economic difficulties. Let me expand on these points, after making a few remarks about Iran’s structural economic problems. […]

Analyse und Lösungsvorschlag von Patrick Clawson

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