Why Iran’s Strategy of Reversible Escalation Is Working

by Eldar Mamedov A year after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) and instituted its “maximum pressure” campaign against the country in May 2018, Iran… Continue Reading  

Keeping Iran in the Dock: A Setback in Argentina?

by Eldar Mamedov One of the key elements of the Trump administration’s case against Iran is the accusation that Tehran is the “world’s foremost global sponsor of terrorism”. The centerpiece of this strategy is the allegation that Iran, acting through… Continue Reading  

War Party Targets the New EU Foreign Policy Nominee 

by Eldar Mamedov As the drumbeats for war with Iran grow louder, efforts are gaining momentum to discredit those politicians and officials who advocate for diplomatic engagement as a way to resolve the outstanding issues between the West and the… Continue Reading  

The European Union and the Threat of a U.S.-Iran Conflict

by Eldar Mamedov On July 16, the European Parliament debated the “Situation in the Persian Gulf” with the European Union’s High Representative for foreign policy, Federica Mogherini. The fact that the item was among the first on the foreign policy… Continue Reading  

Will Azerbaijan Join the Anti-Iran Coalition?

by Eldar Mamedov As the United States speeds up the militarization of tensions with Iran, the role of neighbouring countries in either exacerbating or mitigating them is going to be crucial. Some of Iran´s neighbours, such as Saudi Arabia, Israel,… Continue Reading