Tamer Badawi is a researcher specializing in the political economy of the Middle East and focusing on Iran.
Tamer Badawi is a researcher specializing in the political economy of the Middle East and focusing on Iran. He contributes articles to Aljazeera Arabic, among other media outlets in the region. He received an M.A. in International Relations from Central European University and a B.A. in Oriental Languages from Alexandria University.
While the Rouhani administration tries to find the right balance of financial reforms, the banking sector challenges continue to hamper sustainable economic growth.
As sanctions ease on Iran, it hopes to expand its petrochemical exports, putting it in direct competition with Saudi Arabia over emerging markets.
The rise of the Islamic State has created both challenges and opportunities for Iranian trade networks in Iraq.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is likely to hamper Rouhani’s economic reform agenda.