Articles on Ellie Geranmayeh

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

Ellie Geranmayeh, Sajad Jiyad - 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.

The indispensable mediator: Europe’s role in the US-Iran dispute (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 September 2019

With the intense escalation between Iran and the US, and the potential for French mediation efforts to unravel, Europe must think carefully about its next move

Prime mover: Johnson and the UK-Iran crisis (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 24 July 2019

Boris Johnson's first foreign policy test will be avoiding stumbling the UK into a broader confrontation with Iran.

How Europe can save what’s left of the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 July 2019

With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safe