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middle east

Iran's President Is Betting Billions on Economic Reform

Almost all the money available to Iran after the lifting of sanctions has stayed in foreign banks, but Tehran has around $7 billion that it plans to repatriate and use to stimulate the economy.
Reese Erlich
4.19.16
middle east

US Companies Are Missing Out On Billions as Iran Opens Up to International Trade

Chinese and European firms are signing lucrative deals in newly-opened Iran, but companies from the world's biggest economic power still can't go there.
Reese Erlich
3.20.16
middle east

Young People Hold the Key to Victory as Iran Goes to the Polls Today

55 million Iranians are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections that come at a key point in their nation's history — and the more of them show up, the bigger the chance reformists will win.
Reese Erlich
2.26.16
middle east

A Battle For Hearts and Minds: Terror Groups Compete With the West for Rebel Recruits in Jordan

With its mass influx of Syrian refugees, Jordan has become a fertile recruitment ground for both the United States and its allies, and extremist groups such as Islamic State and Al Nusra.
Reese Erlich
11.23.15
middle east

'Syria Will Be Torn Into Pieces:' Abu Qatada Speaks to VICE News

The radical Muslim cleric once described as Osama Bin Laden's right hand man in Europe says Syria will now forever be divided between warring rebel groups — and the US took too long to act against IS.
Reese Erlich
11.5.15
middle east

Who's the Bad Guy? The View on Foreign Policy From Tehran

The West says Iran supports terrorism; Tehran says the reverse. VICE News spoke to experts inside Iran to find out what they believe is the truth about their government's motivations and nuclear ambitions.
Reese Erlich
8.28.15
middle east

Here's What Iranians Hope and Fear About the Future of Western Sanctions

VICE News was in Tehran to find out what Iranians think about the future of US and European sanctions on the country, following the successful nuclear deal made earlier this year.
Reese Erlich
8.13.15
middle east

Kobane's Kurdish Heroes Are Looking for Political Payback from the West

A bulwark against the Islamic State, the Kurds are seizing the moment to seek support for their cause. VICE News met Sinam Mohamad, co-leader of the coalition governing Syrian Kurdistan, on a visit to the US.
Reese Erlich
4.8.15
americas

'We're Not Going Down Without a Fight': Nicaraguans Draw Battle Lines Over $50 Billion Grand Transoceanic Canal

The vast Chinese project to build a rival to the Panama Canal has divided the country more than perhaps any other issue since the Contra war of the 1980s.
Reese Erlich
1.29.15