Articles on Iran

When Iran goes to Iraq: The significance of Rouhani’s trip (Commentary)

Hussein Dawood & Ellie Geranmayeh - 13 March 2019

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's first official trip to Iraq signals the beginning of a new chapter in Iran-Iraq relations, one that rising tensions between Tehran and Washington could complicate. 

Trading with Iran via the special purpose vehicle: How it can work (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 07 February 2019

On 31 January, Germany, France and Britain announced the establishment of a special purpose vehicle aimed at facilitating legitimate trade with Iran

Warsaw ‘Iran’ summit: What lies beneath (Commentary)

Piotr Buras & Ellie Geranmayeh & Jeremy Shapiro - 24 January 2019

ECFR experts share their insight into the manouevres around next month’s US-Poland summit. What does it mean for the JPCOA, and what steps should European countries take in response?

Why the Iran nuclear deal still matters for Europe (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 January 2019

Today is the JCPOA's third birthday - will it have another one?

Iran oil exports: 8 waivers and the OPEC meeting (Commentary)

Sara Vakhshouri - 17 December 2018

Iran’s oil exports are likely to remain limited in 2019, with significant negative impact on Iran’s economy

America’s latest wave of Iran sanctions (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 06 November 2018

The US has re-imposed its sanctions on Iran; the final part of our sanctions mini-series explains how the US will implement them

Europe's Iran dilemma (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 November 2018

On Sunday, November 4, far-reaching sanctions will be re-imposed on Iran and its oil sector. The European Union is trying to preserve a version of the deal, but the recent incidents in Denmark and France have heightened the tensions. 

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