Green Light for Josep Borrell to Lead European Diplomacy

by Eldar Mamedov Josep Borrell will succeed Federica Mogherini as the European Union’s next high representative for foreign and security policy. That is the verdict of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee after its confirmation hearing with the nominee on… Continue Reading  

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  

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