After Trump’s Iran Decision: Time for Europe to Step Up

Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative (EU2017EE via Flickr)

by Ellie Geranmayeh Despite months of E3-US negotiations to avert an unnecessary crisis over the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump has declared a hard exit from the nuclear agreement. The decision demonstrates that the US has decided that confrontation with… Continue Reading  

Europe’s Balancing Act on Nuclear Deal: Wooing Trump Without Losing Iran

Federica Mogherini, the EU's point person on foreign policy

by Ellie Geranmayeh For much of Iran’s political elite, and its overwhelmingly young population, the nuclear deal is becoming a story of failure. This situation risks impacting on Tehran’s willingness to engage politically and to reach diplomatic compromises with Western… Continue Reading  

Europe Should Strike Tough Pose with Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal

Federica Mogherini and Donald Trump (Euorpean External Action Service via Flickr)

by Ellie Geranmayeh France, the United Kingdom, and Germany (the ‘E3’) appear set to intensify ongoing talks with the US in an effort to convince Donald Trump to stick to the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened to withdraw from the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Elections: What You Need to Know

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by Ellie Geranmayeh On May 19, the Islamic Republic of Iran holds presidential elections, the first following the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement. Incumbent President Hassan Rouhani is running against five other candidates, approved by Iran’s Guardian Council to compete in… Continue Reading  

Khamenei on Negotiations with US

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by Ellie Geranmayeh On Friday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a significant speech that categorically ruled out negotiations with the United States beyond nuclear issues. The anti-US rhetoric itself was unsurprising given that the speech marked the 27th… Continue Reading