Maysam Bizaer

Maysam Bizaer

Maysam Bizaer is an Iranian political and economic writer and analyst. He has worked for various Iranian media and has been a contributor to several foreign media outlets. 

Iran

Iran satellite launch 'sends a message' on failed US pressure

Tehran defiant after 'very sophisticated' deployment of its Nour military satellite amid US and Israeli admonitions.

Iran satellite launch 'sends a message' on failed US pressure

Coronavirus pandemic

'Strange times': Iranians cautious as coronavirus measures eased

'Low-risk businesses' have reopened across much of Iran, but many Iranians remain pessimistic about the pandemic.

'Strange times': Iranians cautious as coronavirus measures eased

Coronavirus pandemic

As Iran struggles to fund virus fight, US keeps squeezing economy

Calls are mounting for Washington to ease sanctions on Iran as it seeks IMF help to fund coronavirus medical response.

As Iran struggles to fund virus fight, US keeps squeezing economy

Iran

Coronavirus outbreak eclipses last bright spot in Iran's economy

Tourism was bringing in much-needed foreign exchange to Iran's sanctions-ravaged economy. Then coronavirus struck.

Coronavirus outbreak eclipses last bright spot in Iran's economy

Coronavirus pandemic

Neighbours close borders with Iran as virus concerns rise

Medical staff worry hospitals are not equipped to handle outbreak while others say authorities failed to act swiftly.

Neighbours close borders with Iran as virus concerns rise

Middle East

Mass disqualification of candidates add to discontent in Iran

Disqualification of candidates and dissatisfaction with reformists could reduce turnout in Iran's parliamentary vote.

Mass disqualification of candidates add to discontent in Iran

Football

'Unsporty and political': Anger as AFC matches moved out of Iran

Citing security concerns, Asia's football governing body shifts two games involving Iranian teams to UAE.

'Unsporty and political': Anger as AFC matches moved out of Iran

Iran

Iranians struggle to afford housing as prices soar

Trying to boost affordability, Iran’s government has launched a massive housing project. But many are sceptical.

Iranians struggle to afford housing as prices soar