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Commentary

From an Isolated Iran to an Isolated US

Hans Blix, former IAEA Director General and ELN member, argues that American concerns over Iran’s nuclear weapons intentions may be more of a marketing ploy than a real worry.

17 November 2017 | Hans Blix
Global Security
Commentary

The Grim Gamble of the Trump Administration on Iran

Emmanuelle Maitre argues that the Trump administration’s policy shift means that it is now the US which is violating the spirit of the JCPOA. By targeting the motivations of potential investors, it is making the deal much less attractive for Tehran.

3 November 2017 | Emmanuelle Maitre
Global Security

ELN in the News

Media coverage

The EU’s New Defense Pact: Marginal Gains

The ELN's policy brief "Can CARD Change European Thinking about Capabilities", by Julia Himmrich, quoted in Carnegie Europe.

17 November 2017
European Defence
Media coverage

European Union signs landmark new defence pact

The ELN-GMF policy brief "Can France and Germany Make PESCO Work as a Process Toward EU Defence?", by Alice Billon-Galland and Martin Quencez, quoted in The National.

17 November 2017
European Defence
Media coverage

Únia oživila obranu, Slovensko sa pridalo

ELN Research Fellow Alice Billon-Galland talks to the Slovak newspaper Pravda about the latest developments in EU defence policy.

17 November 2017
European Defence