Iran Opens for Business

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Will the "world's last goldmine" produce "fool's gold?" Iran's new economic opening.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister
Matteo Renzi at the Campidoglio palace in Rome, Italy, January 25, 2016
(Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

Iran has been ostracized and isolated for almost 40 years, but the lifting of economic sanctions is putting the country back in business. President Hassan Rouhani hasn't lost any time. In less than two weeks, he's welcomed the President of China to Teheran and taken a group of Iranian executives to Europe. Robin Wright's latest report is in this week's edition of the New Yorker magazine.



  • Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr


Warren Olney