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European allies: Iran’s uranium move ‘a serious development’

Adam Bouzi, Politico – 14 April 2021 France, Germany and the U.K. have condemned Iran’s move to enrich uranium at 60%, which they say is a significant step in the production of nuclear weapons. This article in Politico further discusses the countries’ reactions to this move by Iran. Read the full article here.

Iran’s decade of protests: an interview with Firoozeh Farvardin and Nader Talebi

Gennaro Gervasio and Enrico De Angelis, openDemocracy – 22 March 2021 “Everyday life has become a constant gamble. A taxi driver once told us that ‘they turned the country into a huge casino’”. In this interview Farvardin and Talebi, both Iranian academic researchers at Berlin’s Humboldt University, specialising in Middle Eastern politics, nationalism, migration and gender…

Will Natanz attack, uranium enrichment derail nuclear diplomacy with Iran?

Robert Einhorn and Adrianna Pita, Brookings – 14 April 2021 On this podcast, Brookings’ Adrianna Pita talks with Robert Einhorn, a senior fellow with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at Brookings, about why he believes both the U.S. and Iran still have incentives to follow through with negotiations towards restoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan…

Iran and Russia discuss ties, the Middle East, and nuclear deal

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera – 13 April 2021 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani recently met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss nuclear deals, bilateral relations and expanding regional cooperation with other countries. This article in Al Jazeera details the specifics of Rouhani and Lavrov’s high-level talks. Read the full article here.

China-Iran 25-year deal not aimed at any country: Iranian envoy

Xie Wenting, Global Times – 15 April 2021 A Global Times reporter, the Chinese tabloid newspaper under the Chinese Communist Party’s People’s Daily, Xie Wenting interviewed the Iranian Ambassador to China, Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, on issues concerning the 25-year cooperation agreement. Keshavarzzadeh stated “Western countries still have the leverage to extend their colonial domination through the…

4 Female Investors Who Are Using Their Capital To Drive Positive Social Change

Eric Wilson, Tatler Hong Kong – 11 March 2021 There is a recent trend of investors who are focusing on both the environmental and social and wealth impact of their investments, using their money to make positive change. Tatler Hong Kong looks at four female investors in this sphere who are investing their money into…

Rethinking impact: Investing in the circular economy to fight climate change

Rob Kaplan, The Jakarta Post – 10 March 2021 Covid-19 has diverted our attention away from critical environmental issues such as climate change and pollution. However, as the world slowly recovers, we need to invest more in sustainable economic growth and the circular economy according to this article in The Jakarta Post. Read the full…

JPMAM unveils two green funds for retail investors in Singapore

Rupert Walker, International Advisor – 31 March 2021 JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has registered two new green funds in Singapore for retail investors. The chief executive for Singapore and southeast Asia at JPMAM, Sherene Ban, says “Singaporeans are increasingly looking at sustainable investing criteria when selecting investments, driven by a few different factors”. Read the…