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Saeed Ghasseminejad

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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.

The United States Should Seize on Iran’s Currency Crisis

4th May 2018 – Foreign Policy

The United States Should Seize on Iran’s Currency Crisis

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

While the debate over the future of the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. military strategy in Syria rages in Washington, policymakers cannot afford to miss the historic events unfolding inside Iran. The United States’ response to these developments will not only affect the future of the Islamic Republic but Syria and the broader Middle East, too. more...

Analysis & Commentary

17th May 2018 – Quoted by Antje Schippmann - Bild

Blutige Proteste gegen das Mullah-Regime

Saeed Ghasseminejad

In der Stadt Kazerun (900 Kilometer südlich von der Hauptstadt Teheran) sind am Mittwoch und Donnerstag hunderte Menschen auf die Straßen gegangen und haben gegen das Mullah-Regime demonstriert. more...

10th May 2018 – Quoted by Cameron Cawthorne - The Washington Free Beacon

Iranians Praise Trump for Withdrawing From Iran Deal on Twitter: #ThankYouTrump

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Several Iranians responded to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday with the Twitter hashtag #WeAreHostages and #ThankyouTrump, but the media appears to have largely ignored their presence on social media to castigate Trump. more...

7th May 2018 – Quoted by Jordan Schachtel - Conservative Review

After the Iran deal: 4 strategies for POTUS

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

President Trump has until Friday to decide whether to depart from the Iran nuclear deal or kick the can down the road for another 90 days. However, all indications are that he is poised to finally leave the deal for good. more...

4th May 2018 – Foreign Policy

The United States Should Seize on Iran’s Currency Crisis

Saeed Ghasseminejad, Richard Goldberg

While the debate over the future of the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. military strategy in Syria rages in Washington, policymakers cannot afford to miss the historic events unfolding inside Iran. The United States’ response to these developments will not only affect the future of the Islamic Republic but Syria and the broader Middle East, too. more...