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Future Generator Middle East/North Africa

Future Generator: An auspicious August for Iran

Iran will continue to get positive media coverage in the short term, indicating an improving political environment. These four reasons explain why.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Iran’s pilgrimage boycott threatens more than Saudi tourism revenues

Iran’s cancellation of pilgrimage flights to Saudi Arabia is an indication of deteriorating relations, using lucrative religious tourism as a foreign policy tool. The moves by Tehran come in wake of

Politics South and Central Asia

Ramadan shows religious freedom deficit in Central Asia

The holy month of Ramadan puts in sharp relief the challenges to religious freedom by secular governments in the former Soviet Central Asian republics. Most notably, this year in Uzbekistan,