By Pooya Stone
The Iranian parliament is expected to decide on next year's budget. However, after the gas price hikes, it became clear that neither the branches' heads of the regime nor the regime's supreme leader cared about the parliament in crucial political-economic decision-making.
Free Trade Zone (FTZ), also known as the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), is defined as a geographic areathat provides special exemptions and facilities for investors. FTZs are generally located around major seaports, international airports, and nationalborders. Factually, these areas have been organized to foster economic activity and employment by reduction of taxes and customs duties.
Little more than a month ago, the Iranian government passed the heaviest political crisis its rulers have experienced in the past 40 years. Officials still warn each other about upcoming proteststhat will be much deeper and stronger due to the roots of people’s complaints not being resolved.
Shab-e Yalda [Yalda night in Persian] is an Iranian festival annually celebrated on the "longest night of the year" by the people of all ranges. Yalda, which calendrically corresponds to the night of December 20-21, counts as the longest and darkest night in the Persian calendar.
By Jubin Katiraie
Very rarely in today’s world can one find the world's dominant currency, the US dollar, being offered at three different exchange rates in a country. But the Iranian regime is one of these rare examples. This would result in systematic corruption and rent in the governing system.