European SPV Offers Lifeline to Iran and the JCPOA

by Derek Davison Three European nations scrambling to salvage the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) announced on January 29 the formation of a new “special purpose vehicle” (SPV) to preserve their commercial ties with… Continue Reading  

Warsaw’s “Iran” Summit: What Lies Beneath

by Jeremy Shapiro, Ellie Geranmayeh, and Piotr Buras This month, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced that the United States and Poland would jointly host a summit that will include “an important element of making sure that Iran is… Continue Reading  

Brussels, not Tehran, in Pompeo’s Crosshairs

by Eldar Mamedov During his trip to the Middle East the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced an international summit in Warsaw on February 13-14 to “promote freedom, peace and stability in the Middle East.” Such objectives, judging by his… Continue Reading  

Europe Loses if the Iran Deal Collapses

by Tarja Cronberg Iran is not the only loser if the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) collapses. A collapse may be near given the U.S. exit from the deal, and U.S. sanctions not only… Continue Reading  

EU-Saudi Relations After Khashoggi: Business as Usual?

by Eldar Mamedov More than one month after the murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents in Istanbul, the issue refuses to fade away into oblivion. As part of an effort to keep it on the agenda,… Continue Reading