Authored by Enrique Martínez-Galán, chapter 6 “The International Financial Institutions: opening a door to the external financing of Iran” is part of the book “Geopolitics of Iran: Why is it important to the broader Middle East Region?” by Leandro, FJBS; Branco, C. and Cava-Maria, F.
This book assesses Iran’s role in contemporary geopolitics. More concretely, it examines three interrelated main circles: Iran’s development and political challenges, its relations with neighboring countries, as well as its relations with major global powers – China, the European Union, Russia, and the United States. It includes contributions from more than 20 authors in areas such as contemporary geopolitics, modern history, natural resources, economics, the political-social context, and strategic thinking. Particular focus is placed on Iran’s relations with its neighbors – Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan, and the Persian Gulf States. In addition, the book offers a bilateral and multilateral dimension to how the nuclear sanctions imposed on Iran impacted its strategic planning, from an economic and military perspective.