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  

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  

Iran: A Lesson in the Art of Building Confidence

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by Peter Jenkins Much of the comment on yesterday’s “decisive step” towards a “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), which will ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program, has been based on the factsheet put out by the… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Enrichment Offer: So Near And Yet Not Far Enough

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by Peter Jenkins So much has been written and said about the uranium enrichment aspect of the 14-month nuclear negotiation with Iran that it is hard to look at it with fresh eyes, and starting from first principles. Nonetheless what… Continue Reading