CommentaryEllie Geranmayeh, Sajad Jiyad
Iraq, Iran, and the spectre of US sanctions
Ellie Geranmayeh, Sajad Jiyad - 18 March 2020
European governments must seek to dissuade the US from using Iraq as a new battlefield in its struggle with Iran.
Reformists are dispirited and hard-liners resurgent ahead of Iran’s election
Ellie Geranmayeh - 11 February 2020
Some elected officials in Tehran are concerned that the security forces are gaining too much control over the political decision-making process. But reformists have been stymied by missteps of their own, as well as by US policy.
A chance for leadership: German foreign policy after the killing of Qassem Soleimani
René Wildangel - 22 January 2020
Germany will need to do some serious soul-searching if it is to effectively de-escalate the Iran crisis and revive the damaged nuclear agreement.
Europe’s new gamble: Dispute resolution and the Iran nuclear deal
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
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
- 08 January 2020
Prominent Europeans call for increased European de-escalation efforts in the Middle East.
Soleimani strike: Loosening future restraints on military action?
Anthony Dworkin - 07 January 2020
The drone strike against Soleimani marks a novel shift in targeted killing, dangerous to the global order.
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.