Esfandyar Batmanghelidj

Esfandyar has spent the last 5 years working on projects related to "business diplomacy" between the West and Iran. He is the founder of the Europe-Iran Forum, the leading annual gathering for business, government and civil society leaders committed to Iran's economic development, and the executive editor Bourse & Bazaar, a digital business publication with a focus on Iran. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

Articles by this author

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Pompeo, Religion, and Regime Change in Iran
In his brief stint as CIA director, Mike Pompeo brought God to Langley. At least that’s how it felt it to many in the intelligence community. According to Foreign Policy , Pompeo attended “weekly Bible studies held in government buildings, referenced God and Christianity repeatedly in his first all...
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"When Trump withdraws from the agreement, he will remove his only “free” means to seek changes in Iranian behavior."(Photo: Screenshot) Views
Friday, March 23, 2018
The Iran Deal is Dead, Long Live the Iran Deal
With the news that John Bolton will be Trump’s new national security advisor , the death of the Iran Deal is all but assured. Bolton has vocally advocated for war with Iran, which he sees not as an option of last resort but as the only appropriate course of action. Add to Bolton’s hiring the...
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