CommentaryEllie Geranmayeh, Sajad Jiyad
Bankless task: can Europe stay connected to Iran?
Ellie Geranmayeh and Esfandyar Batmanghelidj - 10 October 2018
Despite the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the reimposition of economic sanctions, Europe remains committed to maintaining ties with Iran
Can Iran weather the oil-sanctions storm?
Sara Vakhshouri - 20 September 2018
As the US steps up its sanctions against Iran, the negative effects ripple throughout the global energy markets
Iran: The case for protecting humanitarian trade
Ellie Geranmayeh & James Miller - 13 September 2018
New US sanctions will put the health of ordinary Iranians at risk. Europe can take concrete steps to minimise this – steps which also support its ongoing commitment to the nuclear deal
Trump’s Iran sanctions: an explainer on their impact for Europe
Ellie Geranmayeh - 12 September 2018
ECFR presents the first in a mini-series on the likely impact of US sanctions on economic ties between Europe and Iran.
Syria’s fate: What will Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin decide?
Views on priorities and possible outcomes of the upcoming meeting of the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia from our Iranian and Turkish fellows
Mad maximalism: The fight to dislodge Iran from Syria
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 July 2018
As the war in Syria continues the focus is now on rooting out Iran rather than ousting Assad
Three years later: Europe’s last push on the Iran nuclear deal
Ellie Geranmayeh - 16 July 2018
This July marks the third anniversary of the JCPOA, but it may also be its last. Europe must now redouble its efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal.
After the JCPOA, the world needs Germany. But where is it?
Jonathan Hackenbroich - 30 May 2018
Germany could put some heft into defending the liberal international order. Yet it still declines to do so.
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.