European think tank directors and founders from Rome to Riga issue a joint call to the US to reconsider its approach to the Iran nuclear deal.
Over 100 European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures are appealing to President Trump not to take unilateral action that would jeopardise the deal and trigger a crisis in US-Europe relations.
80 European leaders call on President Trump to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
Policy Interventions and Briefs
The European Leadership Network releases recommendations ahead of the 10 January meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union on Iran and the Middle East.
New analysis by Bourse & Bazaar and the European Leadership Network evaluates INSTEX’s design and operationalization.
As European governments push for negotiations to restrain Iran’s missile program, a new ELN policy brief assesses its missile developments.
This backgrounder offers important information on critical issues relevant to the Warsaw ministerial on the Middle East and other upcoming events.
What are the possible scenarios and repercussions of Iran discontinuing compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal or the NPT? Maximilian Hoell examines three potential outcomes and their catalysts.
In the face of US sanctions, exemptions for humanitarian trade in Iran are proving insufficient. In a new policy brief, authors argue for the creation of a new humanitarian special purpose vehicle (H-SPV) to avoid any crises.
Commentaries and Analysis
From Tehran, Tarja Cronberg discusses whether the Iran nuclear deal can be saved and what this could mean for Europe.
Dr Hans Blix, Director-General Emeritus of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ELN member, argues that, in the case of the JCPOA, the US government did not “withdraw” from an agreement but violated a legally binding UN Security Council decision.
The collapse of the deal threatens the future of nuclear diplomacy and the credibility of European foreign and security policy. Creative solutions to counteract US sanctions must be found as the 60 day deadline approaches.
Some have suggested that the US held the Warsaw Summit to “get back in the game” after feeling left out of the E4/EU format for dialogue with Iran. One year after its creation, Riccardo Alcaro comments on the E4/EU format’s importance and greater potential.
As the Iran nuclear deal enters its fourth year of implementation, ELN Policy Fellow Axel Hellman argues that its future looks more uncertain than ever. European leaders are under growing pressure to sustain the agreement and with growing frustration in Tehran and threats to European unity, face a number of challenges in the near term.
Deploying NATO maritime assets, beyond a simple addition of firepower, would signal that Europe will not accept hostile actions in the Gulf, nor any hostage-taking of its energy markets.
The Iran Network
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