Investigating the effects of US economic sanctions against Iran

As the US sanctions against Iran steadily erode living standards for ordinary Iranians, threatening the health and futures of millions of people, some excellent new investigative reporting is shedding light on just how the sanctions wreak their havoc. Two new articles look at the disproportionate effects on women, the sick and the poor. The first, by Narges Bajoghli, provides a close-up look at the crisis in women’s reproductive health. The second, by Mina Khanlarzadeh, combines first-hand accounts of life under the current sanctions regime with a history and analysis of sanctions as a form of slow violence and collective punishment.

When I Ran Out of Birth Control in Iran

By Narges Bajoghli

The Effects of The Economic Sanctions Against Iran

By Mina Khanlarzadeh