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An Iranian cleric and woman walk past an anti-US mural during an anti-US and Israeli protest outside the former US embassy in Tehran on 16 May 2018.
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In our featured essay, Narges Bajoghli introduces a dossier on Iran and the impact of sanctions on all facets of life.

Introduction: Studying the Impacts of Economic Sanctions in Iran: Everyday Life, Power, and Foreign Policy

The most-sanctioned country in the world, Iran has been under continuous Western (predominantly US) sanctions for four decades. Sanctions are a historical process in Iran—indeed, throughout the Middle East and increasingly in other regions of the world. It is now nearly impossible to analyze contemporary societies in Iran, the wider Middle East, certain parts of Africa and Latin America, and increasingly Russia and China, without considering the multilayered impacts of economic sanctions. While the United States, wary of traditional warfare after its experiences in the Read More »

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