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.
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
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…
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
9 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.
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.
by Ellie Geranmayeh - 23rd June, 2020
Europeans wish to persuade Iran to compromise on strategic issues – but, unless they understand the dynamics of domestic Iranian politics, they will not get far
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.