Tamer Badawi

Tamer Badawi is a research fellow at the Istanbul-based Al-Sharq Forum.

Tamer Badawi is a research fellow at the Istanbul-based Al-Sharq Forum, where he specializes in the political economy of the Middle East with a focus 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. 

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  • The Economic Turn in Turkish-Iranian Relations

    The Economic Turn in Turkish-Iranian Relations

    Despite economic obstacles facing the two countries, Turkey and Iran strive to cement economic relations and maintain their multifaceted relations.

  • Iran’s Water Problem

    Iran’s Water Problem

    Water scarcity in Iran threatens not just its agricultural self-sufficiency but may also strain its energy exports in the long term, two sectors it hopes to rely on to weather new economic sanctions.

  • Iran’s Economic Leverage in Iraq

    Iran’s Economic Leverage in Iraq

    Its economic future in question, Tehran is looking to maintain and increase its influence in Iraq by investing in schemes and projects linked with loyal paramilitary forces.

  • Socioeconomic Drivers of the Protests

    Socioeconomic Drivers of the Protests

    Socioeconomic changes have driven the spread of protests across Iran, particularly to provinces facing greater economic inequality.

  • The Dilemma of KRG Trade

    The Dilemma of KRG Trade

    Escalating tensions surrounding the Kurdish independence referendum are encouraging Iran to accelerate efforts to diversify trade to Iraq.

  • Iran’s Golden Opportunity

    Iran’s Golden Opportunity

    The gulf crisis could provide Iran a major opening to expand its economic, geopolitical, and diplomatic presence in the region.

  • Hope for Iran’s Reformists

    Hope for Iran’s Reformists

    Iran’s weak economic recovery eroded Rouhani’s voter base, but municipal victories for his reformist and centrist allies may help his agenda and boost chances for future electoral victories.

  • Iran’s Banking Sector Reforms

    Iran’s Banking Sector Reforms

    While the Rouhani administration tries to find the right balance of financial reforms, the banking sector challenges continue to hamper sustainable economic growth.

  • The Iranian–Saudi Petrochemicals Competition

    The Iranian–Saudi Petrochemicals Competition

    As sanctions ease on Iran, it hopes to expand its petrochemical exports, putting it in direct competition with Saudi Arabia over emerging markets.

  • Iran’s Iraqi Market

    Iran’s Iraqi Market

    The rise of the Islamic State has created both challenges and opportunities for Iranian trade networks in Iraq.

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