Articles on Iran

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 

Oman: between Iran and a hard place (Commentary)

Camille Lons - 03 May 2018

Oman has historically been careful to balance its relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran, allowing it to play a useful role mediating regional disputes. However, as the region’s anti-Iran rhetoric is ramping up and the Sultanate is having to deal with its own domestic issues, neutrality is becoming harder to maintain.

Europe’s balancing act on the nuclear deal: wooing Trump without losing Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 02 May 2018

European leaders have been assiduous in lobbying Washington on the nuclear deal. But Europe must step up its diplomacy to ensure it does not lose Tehran in the process

Europe should strike a tough pose with Trump on the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 22 March 2018

Europeans should toughen their position in ongoing talks with the Trump administration if they are to preserve the Iran nuclear deal and limit insecurity in the Middle East.