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Commentary

What the European maritime initiative in the Strait of Hormuz tells us about Brussel’s security ambitions

The European maritime surveillance mission is now finally operational in the Persian Gulf. While its goal is to contribute to the safety and freedom of navigation in the busy international chokepoint, the initiative is also an example of how internal institutional challenges can be overcome by pragmatism and creativity.

27 March 2020 | Dr Eva Pejsova
Global Security|EU|Europe|Middle East|Security
Commentary

Iran and the NPT: Safeguards at stake

Next week as the IAEA’s board of governors meet in Vienna member states of the IAEA have an opportunity to de-escalate rising international tension over Iran’s refusal to provide the IAEA information about its nuclear activities. Success may depend on the agency’s Board of Governors ability to transcend polarisation.

6 March 2020 | Mark Hibbs
Global Security|EU|Europe|International Law|Iran|JCPOA|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Russia|United States
Policy brief

Iran on the Boil in the IAEA Boardroom: Russia, the West, and NPT Obligations

Ahead of the European Parliament’s exchange of views on the implementation of Iran’s NPT Safeguard Agreement and other nuclear obligations, this policy brief outlines growing differences on the topic between Russia and the West.

17 February 2020 | Mark Hibbs
EU|International Law|Iran|JCPOA|NPT|Nuclear Arms Control|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Russia|Russia-West Relations|Iran
Report

Europe, Iran and the United States: A Roadmap for 2020

What is the best path for Europe to take in 2020? A recent meeting of experts and officials, convened by the ELN and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), weighed the options.

27 January 2020 | Adam Thomson and Sahil Shah
Global Security|EU|France|Germany|International Law|Iran|JCPOA|Middle East|Nuclear Security|Nuclear Weapons|Sanctions|Transatlantic relations|United Nations|United States