Articles on Iran

Bankless task: can Europe stay connected to Iran? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 10 October 2018

Despite the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of economic sanctions, Europe remains committed to maintaining ties with Iran

Can Iran weather the oil-sanctions storm? (Commentary)

Sara Vakhshouri - 20 September 2018

As the US steps up its sanctions against Iran, the negative effects ripple throughout the global energy markets

Iran: The case for protecting humanitarian trade (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh & James Miller - 13 September 2018

New US sanctions will put the health of ordinary Iranians at risk. Europe can take concrete steps to minimise this – steps which also support its ongoing commitment to the nuclear deal

Trump’s Iran sanctions: an explainer on their impact for Europe (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 12 September 2018

ECFR presents the first in a mini-series on the likely impact of US sanctions on economic ties between Europe and Iran.

Syria’s fate: What will Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin decide? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 September 2018

Views on priorities and possible outcomes of the upcoming meeting of the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia from our Iranian and Turkish fellows

Mad maximalism: The fight to dislodge Iran from Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 July 2018

As the war in Syria continues the focus is now on rooting out Iran rather than ousting Assad

Three years later: Europe’s last push on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 July 2018

This July marks the third anniversary of the JCPOA, but it may also be its last. Europe must now redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. 

After the JCPOA, the world needs Germany. But where is it? (Commentary)

Jonathan Hackenbroich - 30 May 2018

Germany could put some heft into defending the liberal international order. Yet it still declines to do so.

How to prevent regional escalation after Trump’s JCPOA decision (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 10 May 2018

Europeans must act now to avert a deadly new war across the Middle East.

After Trump’s Iran decision: Time for Europe to step up (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 09 May 2018

Six steps for the EU and its member states to save the nuclear agreement with Iran