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Published Work and Citations

2020

Handjani Quoted in Al Monitor: Covid-19 pandemic intensifies Iran Sanctions Debate – 4/8/20
The global COVID-19 pandemic has added a new sense of urgency to the political debate over whether — and to what extent — the United States should lift sanctions on Iran as it struggles to adequately contain the coronavirus.

Handjani Quoted in Wall Street Journal: Iran’s Coronovirus Strategy favored Economy over Public Health – 3/15/20
When the coronavirus hit Iran in February, it presented its leaders with a choice: Close the country down to contain the outbreak and risk the wrath of a population already fed up with economic hardship, or try to keep the economy ticking over and risk the outbreak spiraling out of control.

Handjani Quoted in France 24: Top Iranian General Killed – 1/4/20
“I don’t think Iran’s calculus and Iran’s forward posture in the region changes” after General Soleimani’s death, says Amir Handjani, Fellow with the Truman National Security Project and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. “The killing of Soleimani is a blow, but … it’s not as if Iran is going to pack up and go away.”

2019

Handjani Quoted in Wall Street Journal: Iran Takes Hardline to Keep Protests Down – 12/2/19
Days after 32-year-old Hamid Rasouli joined demonstrations over Iran’s troubled economy, he was killed by security forces, according to a friend. They handed over his body to his family with two demands: Pay nearly $8,000 and say your son was a member of a state militia who died at the hands of protesters.

2018

Handjani Quoted in the National on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi’s Support for US Sanctions on Iran – 8/13/18

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg on Iran’s Economy After US Sanctions – 8/9/18

Handjani Quoted in Al-Monitor on Renewed Economic Sanctions on Iran – 8/6/18

Handjani Quoted in The Washington Post on Iran’s Anti-Government Protests – 2/24/18

Handjani Quoted in New York Times on Climate Change Amplifying Unrest in Iran – 1/23/18

Handjani Quoted in Scientific American on Climate Change Helping Spark Iran Protests – 1/8/18

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg on Iran Protests – 1/4/18

2017

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg: on Trump and Iran – 10/13/17

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg on US Effort to Change Nuclear Deal – 9/20/17

Handjani Quoted in The Washington Post on US Action Towards The Iran Deal – 8/3/17

Handjani Quoted in Al Jazeera on Turkey Denouncing Demands of Qatar – 6/25/17

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg on Saudi Demands of Qatar – 6/23/17

Handjani Quoted by Bloomberg on Tensions Between Saudi Arabia and Qatar – 6/23/17

Handjani Quoted in Bloomberg on Iran Missile Attack at Syria

Handjani Quoted in The Washington Post on Qatar – 6/15/17

Handjani Quoted by the Washington Post on Trump’s Role in Qatar’s Diplomatic Crisis – 6/15/17

Handjani Quoted by Bloomberg on Trump’s Stance on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard – 2/9/17

Handjani Quoted by Bloomberg on Trump’s Threats on Iran’s Missile Test – 2/2/17

Handjani Joins Bloomberg to Discuss President Trump’s Visa Order – 1/29/17

Handjani Joins Bloomberg to Discuss President Trump’s Visa Ban from the Perspective of the Middle East – 1/28/17

2016

Handjani Quoted by Al-Monitor on Secretary of State Tillerson– 12/13/16

2015

Handjani Quoted in Recession, retrenchment, revolution? Impact of low crude prices on oil powers The Guardian – 2/30/15

Handjani Quoted in The Guardian Iran earns more from tax than oil for first time in almost 50 years – 9/27/15

Handjani Quoted in Time Magazine U.S. and International Businesses Eye an Iranian ‘Gold Mine’ After Nuclear Deal – 7/15/15

Handjani Quoted in The Guardian Iranians celebrate nuclear deal: ‘This will bring hope to our life’  4/2/15

2014

Handjani Quoted in The Guardian Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices The Guardian – 10/16/14