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Saeed Ghasseminejad

Associate Fellow

Biography:

Saeed Ghasseminejad is an associate 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 associate 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.

Rouhani’s abysmal economic record and the West’s dilemma

30th March 2016 – Business Insider

Rouhani’s abysmal economic record and the West’s dilemma

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently called last summer’s nuclear deal a “shining sun” for the Islamic Republic. more...

Analysis & Commentary

5th May 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Iran’s Parliamentary Elections are No Victory for “Moderates”

Amir Toumaj, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranians cast their votes Friday in runoff elections for the quarter of parliamentary seats still in contention from February’s first round. more...

30th March 2016 – Business Insider

Rouhani’s abysmal economic record and the West’s dilemma

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani recently called last summer’s nuclear deal a “shining sun” for the Islamic Republic. more...

29th March 2016 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran Expands Covert Ballistic Missile Program, Dismisses U.S. Sanctions

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran is covertly expanding an underground network of ballistic missile construction and testing sites, despite new U.S. sanctions aimed at deterring the Islamic Republic’s illicit program, which is believed to be focused on the delivery of a nuclear warhead. more...

28th March 2016 – Quoted by Mortimer B. Zuckerman - U.S. News & World Report

Missiles Speak Louder Than Words

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The international order that's emerged over nearly six decades, orchestrated by the U.S., is crumbling. Russia in Eastern Europe, China in East Asia and Iran in the Middle East are seeking to overturn the post-Cold War status quo. more...