Articles on Iran

Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal (Explainer)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 July 2015

A summary on the main components of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed on 14 July between Iran and the E3+3

Two presidents and the Ayatollah (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 14 April 2015

Ayatollah Khamenei and Presidents Barack Obama and Hassan Rouhani are not worlds apart in their thinking.

Europe stepping up its game on Iran (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 17 March 2015

A decisive stage in the nuclear talks is approaching, as world powers aim to reach a political agreement with Iran this month.

Bibi and the bomb (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 11 March 2015

That Netanyahu can vehemently denounce the nuclear agreement with Iran but keep his nuclear arsenal out of public debate is a miracle of biblical proportions.

Iran nuclear talks extension: Not ideal, but not defeat (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 25 November 2014

Although the timing of the extension exposes the diplomatic process to unwanted risks, there is still hope for resolving Iran's nuclear deal.

Prospects for the Iranian nuclear talks (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 13 November 2014

While the new potential role of Russia boosts​ the chances of a final nuclear deal with Iran, gaps over sanctions relief continue to place doubts over whether this month's deadline can be met.

The Cameron-Rouhani meeting: what comes next? (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 26 September 2014

The historic meeting adds to the general mood of Western détente with Iran.

Iran is not making a U-turn in Iraq (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 20 August 2014

Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran.

Nuclear talks with Iran – no summer lull for negotiators (Commentary)

Ellie Geranmayeh - 21 July 2014

The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered.

Decline of US influence means Iran and Saudi Arabia may just have to get along — eventually (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 27 June 2014

America’s hegemony in the Middle East and in global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order.