Category: Iranian Affairs

Iran Faces Anti-Money Laundering Turmoil

Iran Faces Anti-Money Laundering Turmoil

The “black list” of countries that do not satisfy even basic anti-money laundering criteria is an odd mix. The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force includes Vanuatu and Guyana on the eleven-nation roster, while Iran is prominent as the largest economy. That designation consigns Iran to a commercial backwater, despite the  More ►

Iran Lapses in Its Recovery

Iran Lapses in Its Recovery

Despite diplomatic headlines, the most telling news out of Iran may be a new prohibition on US auto imports. Tehran is lashing out at the perceived core of American industry to express irritation with US caution toward the market. But the stance is symbolic, in part because excessive import duties  More ►