Lately, we are reminded of an age-old dispute on whether democracy promotes trade and growth or whether trade and growth promotes democracy.
Last week, this question returned to the fore following the visit of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to Italy and France.
Despite the many reservations in the West, the United States and some European Union member states, concerning Iran’s role in international politics and its role in the Middle East, Rouhani’s visit was deemed successful and necessary f...

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