Articles on Ellie Geranmayeh

A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to collaborate (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 July 2020

Iran’s rumoured talks with China on a partnership agreement could have significant economic benefits and provide it with valuable geopolitical bargaining chips.

How Europe can avert a clash over the Iran arms embargo (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 29 April 2020

France, Germany, and the United Kingdom will have to decide whether to support the US cause to extend the UN embargo or oppose it. But neither option is ideal.

How Europe can help Iran fight covid-19 (Commentary)

Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 April 2020

European governments and the EU should press the US to strengthen the humanitarian exemptions in its Iran sanctions.

Iraq, Iran, and the spectre of US sanctions (Commentary)

Sajad Jiyad & Ellie Geranmayeh - 18 March 2020

European governments must seek to dissuade the US from using Iraq as a new battlefield in its struggle with Iran. 

2020: The year of economic coercion under Trump (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich & Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 February 2020

European countries and businesses are unlikely to escape the impact of US extraterritorial measures on China, Russia, and Turkey. 

Reformists are dispirited and hard-liners resurgent ahead of Iran’s election (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 11 February 2020

Some elected officials in Tehran are concerned that the security forces are gaining too much control over the political decision-making process. But reformists have been stymied by missteps of their own, as well as by US policy.

Europe’s new gamble: Dispute resolution and the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 15 January 2020

The dispute resolution mechanism presents the E3 with risks but it could also buy them time to keep the nuclear deal on life support until the US presidential election in November.

Crisis in Iran will drive wedge between Europe and Washington (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 January 2020

The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is a turning point for relations between the United States and Iran. It also pulls U.S. allies in Europe deeper into uncharted waters, and threatens to leave European forces on the ground caught in the crossfire of escalation between Tehran and Washington.

After the Iran protests: How Europe can keep diplomacy alive (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 10 December 2019

Washington will use the recent unrest to argue against Europe engaging with Tehran. Europeans, led by Emmanuel Macron, must lead the efforts for détente.