Mohammad Ali Shabani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran after international sanctions on Iran were lifted, Jan. 17, 2016. Rouhani said that skeptics who said a nuclear deal with world powers would not bring economic benefits to Iran were all proven wrong. (photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Is Iranian economy weighing Rouhani down?

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016 | Mohammad Ali Shabani, Iran Pulse Editor

Polls show the Iranian president’s voter base is broadening in the aftermath of the country’s parliamentary elections, but that he also faces immense challenges related to the state of the Iranian economy.

Banking sanctions take center stage as Iranian rhetoric toughens

Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016 | Mohammad Ali Shabani, Iran Pulse Editor

There is a strong and shared interest between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and US President Barack Obama that ordinary Iranians imminently see — and feel — in the normalization of Iran’s economic engagement with the world.

Will Iran be able to win over Britain when it comes to banking sanctions?

Friday, Mar. 18, 2016 | Mohammad Ali Shabani, Iran Pulse Editor

To put pressure on the United States to uphold its commitments to facilitate the implementation of sanctions relief, it appears that the Iranians are now turning to Britain.

Could Iraq mediate Iran, Saudi strife?

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 | Mohammad Ali Shabani, Iran Pulse Editor

Utilizing Iraq as a mediator to address its dispute with Iran would allow Saudi Arabia to both improve relations with Tehran and build important relations with Iraqi Shiites. Why, then, is Riyadh not seizing this opportunity?

Salehi reveals new details of secret US, Iran back channel

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 | Mohammad Ali Shabani, Iran Pulse Editor

In an extensive interview, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's atomic chief and former foreign minister, reveals new details of the secret back channel to the United States.

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Mohammad Ali Shabani is Al-Monitor's Iran Pulse Editor and a doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London, where he focuses on Iranian foreign policy. His work has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, National Interest and BBC World News. He has also offered commentary on CNN and Al Jazeera English among other leading channels. On Twitter: @mashabani

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