Iran’s Range of Options 

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by Nader Entessar and Kaveh L. Afrasiabi As the clock ticks closer to Trump’s Iran decision in mid-May, dark clouds are thickening over the Iran deal as a result of the recent White House reshuffling of replacing relative Iran doves… Continue Reading  

Iran Can Help Europe to Resolve Trump’s Nuclear Challenge

Federica Mogherini and Javad Zarif (U.S. State Department via Flickr).

by Peter Jenkins On March 5, after discussions with his French counterpart, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: EU should compel US to abide by JCPOA rather than trying to appease it by repeating its extraneous demands…US and EU should… Continue Reading  

The Iran Deal is Dead, Long Live the Iran Deal

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by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj With the news that John Bolton will be Trump’s new national security advisor, the death of the Iran Deal is all but assured. Bolton has vocally advocated for war with Iran, which he sees not as an… Continue Reading  

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

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by Shahed Ghoreishi At the Munich Security Conference in February, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif repeated his administration’s proposal to engage Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors with the goal of creating a Persian Gulf Security Agreement. According to Zarif, the talks for… Continue Reading  

The Limits of EU Diplomacy in the Persian Gulf

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by Eldar Mamedov In line with the EU policy of balanced engagement with Saudi Arabia and Iran, a group of senior EU lawmakers visited both Riyadh and Tehran last week, with a stopover in Kuwait. The delegation was led by… Continue Reading