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.
After Qaboos: The future of Oman and Gulf geopolitics (Commentary)
Cinzia Bianco - 14 January 2020
The fractious context of the Gulf means Oman’s new ruler could soon find himself seeking to emulate his predecessor and championing regional diplomatic dialogue
A call for increased European de-escalation efforts in the Middle East (Commentary)
- 08 January 2020
Prominent Europeans call for increased European de-escalation efforts in the Middle East.
Soleimani strike: Loosening future restraints on military action? (Commentary)
Anthony Dworkin - 07 January 2020
The drone strike against Soleimani marks a novel shift in targeted killing, dangerous to the global order.
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.
What a Corbyn government could mean for the Middle East (Commentary)
Tim Springett - 10 December 2019
Dramatic shifts are on the horizon for British policy on Israel-Palestine and Saudi Arabia, should Corbyn win power this week.
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
by Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10th April, 2018
France sees the MENA region as a state for foreign policy and great power politics and an opportunity to shape global politics and punch above its weight.
by Ellie Geranmayeh - 25th October, 2017
Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.
Joint military operations in Syria have brought Russia and Iran relations closer than at any point since World War II.