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If you can’t beat ‘em, embrace ‘em,” International Herald Tribune, November 22, 2008.

Obama’s choice: straight talk or more chaos,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 4/5, 2008.

Regime Change for Tehran?National Interest Online, December 8, 2008.

Obama’s Options On Iran,Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2008.

No end to financial disorder,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 18/19, 2008.

Unpleasant arithmetic,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 6/7, 2009.

Towards an inflationary twilight zone,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 7/8, 2009.

Obama’s stimulus plan - for China,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 15/16, 2009.

The fleecing of America,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 21/22, 2009.

Who served the cheap booze?” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 28/29, 2009.

Wanted-a world central bank,” Asia Times Online, February 5/6, 2009.

Bad bank-insanity bank,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 10/11, 2009.

G-7 points to more instability,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 19/20, 2009.

U.S. Middle East Fixation: Oil Security and Political Stability,” Foreign Policy Forum, February 19, 2009.

Mugging the Mullahs,” National Interest Online, February 20, 2009.

Gold lights up Obama errors,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 24/25, 2009.

Time for prayer,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 5/6, 2009.

Geithner’s folly,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 9/10, 2009.

G-20 fritters as crisis deepens,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 18/19, 2009.

Are the Stars aligned for Change In Tehran?Harvard International Review, March 2009.

Time to stop the rip-off,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 26/27, 2009.

G-20 maps road for chaos,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 30/31, 2009.

G-20 makes it worse,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, April 7/8, 2009.

IMF lost on the high seas,” Asia Times Online, April 27/28, 2009.

The mirage of economic recovery,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 4/5, 2009.

Inflationary musketeers,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 12/13, 2009.

Pyramid Schemes,” with Noureddine Krichene, The National Interest Online, May 18, 2009.

Monetary folly oils oil gains,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 27/28, 2009.

Bankers perpetual crisis,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 4/5, 2009.

Obama’s Mullah Moment,” Truthout, June 15, 2009.

Shunning the Mullahs,” The National Interest Online, June 18, 2009.

Welcome to the G-8 world of illusion,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 18/19, 2009.

The Un-Islamic Republic,” The National Interest Online, June 22, 2009.

Bernanke still a speed demon,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 30/July 1, 2009.

Destabilizing US must change course,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 2/3, 2009.

Speechless in Tehran,” The National Interest Online, July 3, 2009.

Iran Update: Khameini on the Way Out?,” The National Interest Online, July 6, 2009.

No end in sight to US jobless rise,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 9/10, 2009.

Cooperation with the Tehran Regime Is a Sin,” Foreign Policy Forum, July 19, 2009.

Iran Sanctions Light Up,” Foreign Policy Forum, July 22, 2009.

It’s time to revamp the Federal Reserve,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 24/26, 2009.

No escape for Fed,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 29/30, 2009.

Mullahs & Generals,” The National Interest Online, July 31, 2009.

China’s sleepless nights,” Asia Times Online, August 5/6, 2009.

More Bloodshed for Iran,” The National Interest Online, August 5, 2009.

The U.S. Must Not Repeat 1953,” Foreign Policy Forum, August 5, 2009.

It’s Time To Be More Confrontational Toward the Mullahs,” Foreign Policy Forum, August 10, 2009.

The bill will fall due for crisis failures,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 12/13, 2009.

Throwing Ahmadinejad a Lifeline,” with Trita Parsi, New York Times, August 14, and International Herald Tribune, August 15/16, 2009.

A Failed Revolution,” The National Interest Online, August 17, 2009.

Iran 101,” The National Interest Online, August 21, 2009.

IMF adopts irrigation plan during a flood,” Asia Times Online, August 24/25, 2009.

Central bankers stuck in a hole,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 31/September 1, 2009.

A deluded G-20,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, September 16/17, 2009.

Scourge of commodity inflation returns,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, September 17/18, 2009.

A smarter way to sanction Iran,” The Christian Science Monitor, September 22, 2009.

Don’t Speak,” The National Interest Online, September 25, 2009.

The Resolute Ahmadinejad Knows How To Survive,” National Public Radio, September 25, 2009.

Bernanke works on as jobless tally mounts,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, October 7/8, 2009.

Gasoline Embargo on Iran: Another Sanction Destined to Fail,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, October 8, 2009.

Changing Tehran: No Pain, No Gain,” Frontline: Tehran Bureau, PBS, October 13, 2009.

Nero’s ghost in Istanbul,” Asia Times Online, October 22/23, 2009.

U.S. Engagement with Iran Legitimizes Authoritarian State,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, October 26, 2009.

Iran On the Edge,” ForeignPolicy.com, November 3, 2009.

Bernankeism – the art of spreading starvation,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, November 4/5, 2009.

Iran’s Economic Vulnerability: Self-Inflicted, not Sanction-Driven,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, November 10, 2009.

Goldman Sachs and US demise,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, November 23/24, 2009.

Duty calls for Congress,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, November 25/26, 2009.

Wall Street’s great escapers,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 2/3, 2009.

Bernanke’s golden heirloom,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 10/11, 2009.

Who is paying for the beer?” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 16/17, 2009.

Obama’s green shoots all too frail,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 23/January 3, 2009.

Ben’s impotent interest rates,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 13/14, 2010.

Iran: Sanction or Not?insideIran.org The Century Foundation, January 12, 2010.

Zero interest rates, economic gloom,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 21/22, 2010.

Obama’s unending jobs nightmare,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 27/28, 2010.

Obama prolongs the pain—again,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 8/9, 2010.

Greece—the mutating financial crisis,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 17/18, 2010.

Tehran Thumbs its Nose at Gasoline Sanctions,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, March 1, 2010.

A Volcker rule for the Fed,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 3/4, 2010.

No exit,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 10/11, 2010.

Betting the farm on oil,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, March 17/18, 2010.

Iran—Oil and the Mirage of Development,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, March 30, 2010.

Sanction Iran,” The National Interest Online, April 2, 2010.

Fed policy and the damage done,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, April 7/8, 2010.

Will the real Adam Smith stand up,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, April 27/28, 2010.

Public debt and the EU patch,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 12/13, 2010.

The tarping of Euroland,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 13/14, 2010.

Central banks—crisis creators,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, May 26/27, 2010.

Bank reform bill-much ado about little,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 2/3, 2010.

No golden time, but a time for gold,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 10/11, 2010.

UN Sanctions Won’t Work,” The National Interest Online, June 10, 2010.

G-20 does u-turn on profligacy,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online,    June 16/17, 2010.

G-20 split and out of order,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 21/22, 2010.

G-20 splits asunder,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, June 29/30, 2010.

BP versus GS—spot the difference,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 1/2, 2010.

Goldman’s penny punishment,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 27/28, 2010.

The Volker-Bernanke puzzle,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, July 29/30, 2010.

Bernanke—more of the same,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 4/5, 2010.

Trichet repents,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 5/6, 2010.

A Weakened but Resourceful Iran,” Interview transcribed and placed on the Website of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), August 9, 2010.

The US tax debate,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 10/11, 2010.

Debtor’s prison or credit control,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 24/25, 2010.

A fool’s paradise,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 25/26, 2010.

How deep in Jackson Hole?” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, August 31/September 1, 2010.

The Iranian Economy, Part 1: Iran’s slide to the bottom,” Asia Times Online, September 14/15, 2010.

The Iranian Economy, Part 2: Ahmadinejad shuns a brighter future,” Asia Times Online, September 15/16, 2010.

Who’s the currency manipulator?” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, September 28/29, 2010.

Iran Versus Sanctions, Part I: A history of failure,” Asia Times Online, October 4/5, 2010.

Iran Versus Sanctions, Part II: US shuns the obvious,” Asia Times Online, October 5/6, 2010.

Iran Versus Sanctions, Part III: Time for US to get real,” Asia Times Online, October 6/7, 2010.

Bernanke sets the world on fire,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, October 12/13, 2010.

Nobody at the helm,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, October 20/21, 2010.

Geithner’s hidden G-20 agenda,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, October 26/27, 2010.

Iran Sanctions: Be Careful What You Wish For,” The National Interest Online, November 1, 2010.

Malaysia—gateway to Islamic finance,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, November 3/4, 2010.

Beware of Talking to Mullahs,” The National Interest Online, November 8, 2010.

Fed’s jobs goal means misery,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, November 18/19, 2010.

Wasting Lady Ashton’s Time,” The National Interest Online, December 3, 2010.

The era of Bernankeism,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 20/21, 2010.

The crisis that knows no end,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, December 22-January 2, 2010.

Paul versus Bernanke,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 3/4, 2011.

Slippery slope to job creation,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 11/12, 2011.

No hunger at the Fed,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 14/15, 2011.

Hu’s dollar frustration,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 20/21, 2011.

What’s fueling oil and food prices?” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, January 25/26, 2011.

Connecting the Iranian Dots: Sanctions, Subsidies and Economic Outlook,” insideIRAN.org the Century Foundation, January 24, 2011.

Remember the Shah,” The National Interest Online, February 2, 2011.

Obama comes first,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 3/4, 2011.

Let them eat cake,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 9/10, 2011.

Iran is Different,” The National Interest Online, February 18, 2011.

US will take easy option,” with Noureddine Krichene, Asia Times Online, February 24/25, 2011.

Time for Muslims to Reclaim Islam,” The National Interest Online, February 24, 2011.

Tiger opportunity for the Middle East,” Asia Times Online, March 4/5, 2011.

The Saudi Handout That Wasn’t,” The National Interest Online, March 4, 2011.

Washington Loses Control,” The National Interest Online, March 9, 2011.

A Marriage Made in Hell,” The National Interest Online, March 18, 2011.

The Coming Shia War,” The National Interest Online, March 23, 2011.

The Myth of Sunni Power,” The National Interest Online, March 28, 2011.

The Resilience and Stability of Islamic Finance,” with Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene and Abbas Mirakhor, European Financial Review, April 2011.

The Islamic Financial System Alternative,” with Zamir Iqbal, Noureddine Krichene and Abbas Mirakhor, World Financial Review, May 2011.

U.S. Props Up Oil-Rich Gulf Leaders,” The National Interest Online, April 14, 2011.

Kuwait Faces Invasion,” The National Interest Online, April 20, 2011.

Bearbaiting Iran,” The National Interest Online, April 26, 2011.

Pandering to the Al-Sauds,” The National Interest Online, May 2, 2011.

U.S. Duplicity Enrages Mideast,” The National Interest Online, May 10, 2011.

Arab Revolts Will Be Washington’s Downfall,” The National Interest Online, May 17, 2011.

Growth vital for the Arab Spring,” Asia Times Online, June 1/2, 2011, and reprinted on U.S.- Islamic World Forum, The Brookings Institution, June 2, 2011.

Saudi Arabia Sells Out Washington,” The National Interest Online, June 2, 2011.

Radicalizing Islam,” The National Interest Online, June 8, 2011.

Slaying the Syria-Iran-Hezbollah Hydra,” The National Interest Online, July 26, 2011.

Debt lesson unlearnt,” Asia Times Online, August 24/25, 2011.

Arab Spring’s cruel truth,” Asia Times Online, August 26/27, 2011.

The Dictator’s New Clothes: Rooting Out Corruption in the Mideast,” The National Interest Online, September 8, 2011.

Middle East wealth there for the sharing,” Asia Times Online, December 21, 2011, January 2, 2012.

“The riddle of the sands,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #1 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, May 24, 2012.

“The sweet and sour of oil,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #2 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, May 30, 2012.

“The driver of oil prices,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #3 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, June 6, 2012.

“OPEC in the driving seat,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #4 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, June 13, 2012.

“The OPEC bogeyman,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #5 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, June 20, 2012.

“The sanctions highway,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #6 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, June 27, 2012.

“Oil-price shocks lie in wait,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #7 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, July 5, 2012.

“Whose oil is it anyway,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #8 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, July 11, 2012.

“The dark side of oil,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #9 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, July 18, 2012.

“Institutions matter,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #10 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, July 25, 2012.

“Oil rulers blind to the future,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #11 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, August 1, 2012.

“ ‘Arab Spring’ without a bloom,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #12 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, August 8, 2012.

“Reform - or be kicked out,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #13 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, August 15, 2012.

“Oil’s toxic partner: Guns,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, a #14 of 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, August 22, 2012.

“Islamic tools to the rescue,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #15 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, August 29, 2012.

“Gulf needs new policy package for turnaround,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #16 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, September 5, 2012.

“The old colonialism,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #17 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, September 12, 2012.

“The new colonialism,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #18 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, September 19, 2012.

“No clash of civilizations,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #19 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, September 26, 2012.

“Tyrants atop a sea of oil,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #20 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, October 4, 2012.

“A Nuclear Persian Gulf,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #21 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, October 10, 2012.

“Conflict without end,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #22 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, October 17, 2012.

“Toward an oil-less world,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #23 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, October 24, 2012.

“Oil rulers toy with Armageddon,” The Gulf’s Black Treasure, #24 of a 24-part weekly series, Asia Times Online, October 31, 2012.

“Iranians, not Regime, Suffer from Sanctions,” InsideIran.org, July 10, 2012.

“The Shah’s example to ‘pious’ leaders,” Asia Times Online, August 17, 2012.

“No Islam in Islamist,” Asia Times Online, August 20, 2012.

“IMF, World Bank spineless with Gulf’s dictators,” Asia Times Online, April 19, 2013.

“Unjust Muslim rulers mask economic folly,” Asia Times Online, July 15, 2013.

“A world where everything is for sale,” Asia Times Online, July 22, 2013.

“It has to be Yellen to head the Fed,” Asia Times Online, August 1, 2013.

“Rouhani and the luck of the mullahs,” Asia Times Online, August 5, 2013.

“Syria’s chemical weapons and the legacy of duplicity,” Asia Times Online, August 26, 2013.

“Follow the money to bury dictators,” Asia Times Online, August 27, 2013.

“How President Rouhani and Ayatollah Khamenei could reform Iran,” with Dariush Zahedi and Ali Ezzatyar, The Christian Science Monitor, September 24, 2013.

“Iranian Americans Hit, and missed by Sanctions,” with Ali Ezzatyar, The National Interest Online, October 15, 2013.

“The Islamic litmus test,” Asia Times Online, November 1, 2013.

“Gulf’s collaborative colonialism is here to stay,” Asia Times Online, February 21, 2014.

“Morality should matter in US’ Gulf Policy,” Asia Times Online, February 28, 2014.

“Morality should matter in Foreign Policy,” Asia Times Online, March 5, 2014.

“Oppressive rulers fuel misconceptions of Islam,” Asia Times Online, March 7, 2014.

“The real enemies of Islam,” Asia Times Online, March 10, 2014.

“Russia sanctions: effective or feel good?” Asia Times Online, March 18, 2014.

“The finance millstone,” Asia Times Online, April 17, 2014.

“Lagarde’s chance to put IMF on the side of fairness,” Asia Times Online, May 8, 2014.

“Dark outlook for post-sanctions Iran,” Asia Times Online, May 14, 2014.