Articles on Ellie Geranmayeh

Europe stepping up its game on Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 March 2015

A decisive stage in the nuclear talks is approaching, as world powers aim to reach a political agreement with Iran this month.

Encouraging regional ownership of the fight against the Islamic State (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh & Daniel Levy - 12 January 2015

The West needs to push regional actors to assume their responsibilities in confronting the threat posed by IS.

After the Paris Massacre: Behind the violence (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 12 January 2015

What’s missing from the debate across Europe is any real analysis of the root causes driving outbursts of violence like we’ve seen in Paris.

Iran nuclear talks extension: Not ideal, but not defeat (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 25 November 2014

Although the timing of the extension exposes the diplomatic process to unwanted risks, there is still hope for resolving Iran's nuclear deal.

Prospects for the Iranian nuclear talks (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 13 November 2014

While the new potential role of Russia boosts​ the chances of a final nuclear deal with Iran, gaps over sanctions relief continue to place doubts over whether this month's deadline can be met.

Iran’s strategy against the Islamic State (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 October 2014

Iran’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State has entailed a broad political and firm security response channelled through the governments in Damascus and Baghdad and local Shia groups.

The Cameron-Rouhani meeting: what comes next? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 26 September 2014

The historic meeting adds to the general mood of Western détente with Iran.

Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 August 2014

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.

Nuclear talks with Iran – no summer lull for negotiators (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 21 July 2014

The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered.

Russian roulette over Iran nuclear deal? Not yet. (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 01 April 2014

Europe should keep a firewall between nuclear talks with Iran and the standoff over Ukraine with Russia.