The Data Blog
In this section, we follow up on news items from the Iranian media and link them to our ongoing research. Our goal is to provide a fuller picture of how Iran’s economy works.
A list of companies audited by Mofid Rahbar, an accountancy that exclusively services organizations overseen by Ayatollah Khamenei's office, reveals nearly 200 private businesses linked to the regime. They include book publishing, banking and food-producing brands Iranians encounter on a daily basis.
The Supreme Leader's Office and the large bonyads it oversees are involved in each step of the gasoline production process, from oil extraction to petrochemical production.
The Khameneis and their family members own or control Iran's major newspapers, publishing houses, news agencies and cultural institutions.
A Doublethink investigation digs up documents that show the Iranian government's persistent neglect of Hepco's privatization woes.
Doublethink research shows overwhelming government and bonyad ties with Iran's "private" sector.
A new Doublethink report sheds light on changes to information highlighted by Reuters.
A rare move by U.S. Treasury acknowledges the economic over reach of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei inside Iran. Doublethink research sheds light on the backstory.