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Saeed Ghasseminejad

Research Fellow

Biography:

Saeed Ghasseminejad is an Iran Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iran’s economy, politics, and the effects of terrorism and political unrest on financial markets.

Born and raised in Iran, Saeed is a co-founder of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates organization in Iran. He is currently a PhD candidate in finance at Baruch College in New York, where he teaches undergraduate finance. Saeed has a Bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Tehran and a Master’s in engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.

Saeed’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Insider, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, National Post (Canada), Hurriyet (Turkey), The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel.  He has also been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, France24, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, BBC Persian, Radio France Internationale, and Israel Radio.

Saeed Ghasseminejad is an Iran Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in Iran’s economy, politics, and the effects of terrorism and political unrest on financial markets.

Born and raised in Iran, Saeed is a co-founder of the Iranian Liberal Students and Graduates organization in Iran. He is currently a PhD candidate in finance at Baruch College in New York, where he teaches undergraduate finance. Saeed has a Bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Tehran and a Master’s in engineering from Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.

Saeed’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Business Insider, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, National Post (Canada), Hurriyet (Turkey), The Jerusalem Post, and The Times of Israel.  He has also been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, France24, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, BBC Persian, Radio France Internationale, and Israel Radio.

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

18th July 2017 – Foreign Policy

If Trump Is Serious About Curbing Iran, He’ll Kill Boeing’s Plan to Sell It Planes

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

If the president and his administration are as committed to combating terrorism and Iranian aggression as they’ve suggested, blocking the Boeing and Airbus deals really shouldn’t be too hard of a call. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th July 2017 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

U.S. Agency Promoting Trade With Iran Despite Trump Opposition

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is promoting increased trade with Iran, despite clear opposition to this policy by the Trump White House, according to multiple sources who described the agency's behavior as rogue and part of a lingering effort by the former Obama administration to promote international trade with the Islamic Republic. more...

21st July 2017 – Quoted by Iran Focus

Why Trump Must Stop Boeing- Iran Deal

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

John Hannah and Saeed Ghasseminejad wrote an op-ed for Foreign Policy on why Donald Trump should kill the Boeing Deal if he really wanted to stop the Iranian Regime from posing a threat to US national security. more...

20th July 2017 – Quoted by Eric R. Mandel - The Jerusalem Post

Should The Flawed Iran Deal Alter US Interest In Regime Change?

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Emanuele Ottolenghi

With Obama's out, what happens next with Iran? more...

19th July 2017 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin - The Washington Post

Trump’s empty promise to reverse Obama’s Iran policy

John Hannah, Saeed Ghasseminejad

President Trump reportedly battled with aides before deciding to certify that Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a decision that rankled opponents of the deal. While confirming Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, the Trump administration tried to signal its willingness to impose new sanctions for Iran’s non-nuclear behavior. more...