Europe Is Not Bowing to the U.S. on Iran

by Eldar Mamedov Following the (still unexplained) September 14 strikes on two Saudi oil facilities, there is a growing perception—expressed with hope by some, dismay by others—that Europe is moving closer to the United States in its assessment of the… Continue Reading  

Tensions Mount in U.S.-Iran Relations

by Mahsa Rouhi As it warned, Iran on July 8 raised its uranium enrichment level above the 3.67 percent purity limit set in  the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This is the second step in Iran’s plan to slowly… Continue Reading  

60 Days to Save the JCPOA

by Ellie Geranmayeh The strings holding the Iran nuclear deal together are gradually snapping. Ever since the Trump administration came to power, the agreement has deteriorated. The U.S. withdrawal dealt it a major blow. A year on, the remaining parties… Continue Reading  

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

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

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