Saudi-Iranian Rivalry in the European Parliament

Adel al-Jubeir meets with Federica Mogherini

by Eldar Mamedov Saudi-Iranian rivalry is not limited to the Middle East but also plays out in the ministries and parliaments outside the region. Such was the case this week in Strasbourg, where the European Parliament adopted two human-rights-related resolutions:… Continue Reading  

What It Will Take to Keep the Iran Deal Alive

Javad Zarif (Wikimedia Commons)

by Adnan Tabatabai The U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement between Iran and the EU/E3+3 constitutes a strong rejection of multilateralism by the Trump administration and leaves the remaining parties of the agreement with the challenge to safeguard its survival.… Continue Reading  

Instead of Adding onto Iran Sanctions, Europe Should Prevent Disaster

Federica Mogherini (Flickr)

by Sina Azodi and Tytti Erasto President Trump’s decision last week to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal confirmed the worst fears of European leaders, who had pleaded to the president not to scrap the laboriously… Continue Reading  

Iran Deal: Will Europe Rise to the Occasion?

Angela Merkel (Christliches Medienmagazin pro via Flickr)

by Eldar Mamedov  This week will see a flurry of activity in the European Union designed to save the nuclear deal with Iran, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). After President Donald Trump announced the U.S.… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu Makes a Case for the JCPOA

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by Paul R. Pillar Benjamin Netanyahu’s display of a cartoon bomb before the United Nations General Assembly nearly six years ago received much ridicule but at least was grounded in some facts about uranium enrichment levels and how they relate… Continue Reading