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
Will the Iran conflict break the West? (Commentary)
Mark Leonard - 30 August 2019
After months of both the United States and Iran taking a harder line against each other, Europe finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Iran pursues further brinkmanship in response to US provocation, European Union member states may decide they have no choice but to embrace the Trump administration’s containment strategy.
Prime mover: Johnson and the UK-Iran crisis (Commentary)
Boris Johnson's first foreign policy test will be avoiding stumbling the UK into a broader confrontation with Iran.
How Europe can save what’s left of the Iran nuclear deal (Commentary)
Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 July 2019
With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safe
Open letter: The US and the Iran Nuclear Deal (Commentary)
- 09 May 2019
A European Joint Call on the US to Reconsider its Approach to the JCPOA. A number of ECFR Council Members have signed it.
When Iran goes to Iraq: The significance of Rouhani’s trip (Commentary)
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
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.