Published Work and Citations
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.”
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.
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