Iran: Publications

Policy Brief

Reviving the revolutionaries: How Trump’s maximum pressure is shifting Iran’s domestic politics

Ellie Geranmayeh - 23 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


The Middle East's new battle lines

Julien Barnes-Dacey, Ellie Geranmayeh, Hugh Lovatt - 17 May, 2018

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war

Policy Brief

Alone in the desert? How France can lead Europe in the Middle East

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil - 10 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.

Policy Brief

The coming clash: Why Iran will divide Europe from the United States

Ellie Geranmayeh - 25 October, 2017

Europe must salvage the nuclear deal with Iran and step-up robust diplomacy with Teran on regional issues.

The new power couple: Russia and Iran in the Middle East

Ellie Geranmayeh, Kadri Liik - 13 September, 2016

Joint military operations in Syria have brought Russia and Iran relations closer than at any point since World War II.

Engaging with Iran: A European agenda

Ellie Geranmayeh - 14 July, 2015

Iran deal should be a catalyst to end decade-long stand off with Tehran and lead to engagement on regional security

The EU’s sanctions regime against Iran in the aftermath of the JPA

Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi - 4 June, 2014

Framing concerns and assessing risks

The Gulf and sectarianism

Fatima Ayub - 13 November, 2013

How sectarian agendas shape the politics of the Middle East

Time to grow up: what Obama’s re-election means for Europe

Mark Leonard - 15 November, 2012

Europe needs to take more responsibility in its neighbourhood