It is simply unrealistic of Biden’s critics to think the US can obtain a “better deal” in which Iran makes sweeping concessions without gaining anything in return. But if the JCPOA is restored, new channels will open for multilateral diplomacy with Iran, write Esfandyar Batmanghelidj and Sahil Shah
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On the eve of the seventh round of negotiations on the restoration of the JCPOA – or Iran nuclear deal – the ELN and the Bourse & Bazaar Foundation publish a set of creative ideas to help bridge gaps related to guarantees and sanctions relief.
Network reflections: The CTBT at 25: How might the international community better foster its entry into force?
On the 25th anniversary of the opening of signature for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), distinguished members of the ELN’s network share their views on the future of the Treaty.
US President Biden and his team have stated their interest in restoring alliances with Europe. Sahil Shah argues that there is no better place to start than announcing bold action on Iran and the JCPOA at this year’s Munich Security Conference, a topic that did more damage to transatlantic trust and security relations under Trump than any other issue.
ELN Policy Fellow Sahil Shah offers reflections on his time with the late US Secretary of State George P. Shultz, Cold War veteran and one of the inspirations behind the European Leadership Network.
A nuisance to the West, a life insurance to the Islamic Republic: Can Biden do anything about Iran’s missiles?
The incoming US administration has said they will focus first on restoring the Iran nuclear deal before discussing Iran’s ballistic missiles during follow-on talks. What could realistically be achieved?