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Iran Network

Find all the latest Iran Group Statements, Policy Interventions & Briefs, Commentary and Analysis below.

About the Iran Network

In 2018, the European Leadership Network (ELN) launched an official project on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Our plan is to build on existing analytical and advocacy work to protect the JCPOA. This includes working with partners across Europe and in Washington and engaging the ELN’s senior network of political, military and diplomatic figures. Our focus is to ensure that Europe plays the fullest and most effective role possible by helping E3 governments and Brussels to better understand and address key challenges in sustaining what remains of the nuclear agreement and productively engage on peripheral issues.

The good news is that the JCPOA, although under immense stress after the US withdrawal, still survives and has entered its fourth year of implementation. The remaining JCPOA participants are working to honour their original commitments, and the ELN is proud to have played a role in supporting European – and by extension global – efforts. The bad news is that in spite of our efforts, it is likely that in 2019 pressure on Iran will grow, increasing the chances of the JCPOA’s collapse.

Group Statements

Policy Interventions and Briefs

Commentaries and Analysis

Commentary

A rules-based or US-based international order for Iran?

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.

8 July 2019 | Hans Blix
Global Security
Commentary

Europe’s High-Stakes Balancing Act on Iran

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.

25 January 2019 | Axel Hellman
Global Security

Iran "Tiger Team" Members

 

  • Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI); Visiting Fellow, War Studies Department, King’s College London (KCL), London
  • Azadeh Zamirirad, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin
  • Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris
  • Cornelius Adebahr, Associate Fellow, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies (DGAP), Berlin
  • Dina Esfandiary, Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) Fellow, War Studies Department, King’s College London (KCL), London
  • Ellie Geranmayeh, Senior Policy Fellow and Deputy Head of the MENA Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), London
  • Emil Dall, Research Fellow, Proliferation and Nuclear Policy, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London
  • Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Founder, Bourse and Bazaar, London
  • Fabian Hinz, Mercator Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Berlin
  • Gregoire Mallard, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Sociology and Advisory Faculty at the Global Governance Centre, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Kamiar Mohaddes, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics; Fellow, Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge
  • Paulina Izewicz, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), London
  • Riccardo Alcaro, Research Coordinator and Head of the Global Actors Programme of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome
  • Richard Dalton, President, British Iranian Chamber of Commerce; Former UK Ambassador to Iran
  • Rouzbeh Parsi, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, Lund University, Lund
  • Roxane Farmanfarmaian, Affiliated Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa, University of Cambridge, London/Cambridge
  • Tarja Cronberg, Distinguished Associate Fellow, European Security Programme, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Stockholm
  • Thierry Coville, Research Fellow, Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS), Paris
  • Tom Keatinge, Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London

 

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