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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.

CEO of Iranian Airline to Buy Boeing Jets Has Ties to IRGC

24th April 2017 – RealClearDefense

CEO of Iranian Airline to Buy Boeing Jets Has Ties to IRGC

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Saeed Ghasseminejad

Boeing announced last month it would sell 30 B737 Max aircraft to Aseman Airlines –Iran’s third-largest carrier – in a deal valued at around $3 billion. more...

Analysis & Commentary

15th June 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - Algemeiner

Obama Administration Rejected Arab Pleas to Bomb Iran, Kerry Reveals

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Former US Secretary of State John Kerry revealed at a public forum in Norway this week that the Obama administration resisted Arab entreaties to “bomb” Iran and instead pursued negotiations to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program. more...

7th June 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

ISIS Attacks in Tehran Directed at ‘Symbols of Power,’ Iranian Expert Says

Saeed Ghasseminejad

The Islamic State terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday were intended “to target the symbolic centers of power” in the Shiite Islamic Republic, an Iranian expert on the Middle East told The Algemeiner. more...

7th June 2017 – Quoted by Jordan Schachtel - Conservative Review

Chants of ‘death To America’ heard in Iranian parliament

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian officials appear to be blaming the United States for a terrorist attack Wednesday in Tehran that was already claimed by the Islamic State terrorist organization. more...

16th May 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

Iranian Democracy Advocates Dismiss Presidential Election as ‘Puppet Show’

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iranian democracy advocates say they are unimpressed with Friday’s presidential contest between incumbent Hassan Rouhani and his rival Ebrahim Raisi, slamming both as “weak candidates,” and dismissing the election itself as a “puppet show,” during interviews with The Algemeiner on Tuesday. more...