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October 27, 2011

Implications of Tougher Sanctions

Discussion with renowned Iranian economist and business consultant, Bijan Khajehpour on the economic and political implications of tougher sanctions on Iran. Bijan discusses the winners and losers of tough sanctions and suggests key policy initiatives the U.S. and Iran can take to diffuse the current crises. Bijan Khajehpour was falsely accused of taking part in the protests directly following the June 2009 elections. He was imprisoned in Evin prison for 3 months, however, after much international pressure and protest he was released. Bijan is the chairman and co-founder of Atieh Group, a group of strategic consulting firms that works with leading multinational companies in Iran.

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