The Unintended Consequences of Scrapping the Iran Nuclear Deal

September 26, 2017

If Europe is incapable of developing economic ties with the Islamic Republic, this could undermine Iran’s calculus to China’s benefit. Donald Trump’s targeting of the Iran nuclear deal could have a bigger impact than once thought. Not only could this spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle...

Iranian Economic Boom Will Be a Bust for US Businesses

September 04, 2015

Foreign businesses that are poised to invest in Iran are likely to be laughing all the way to the bank—but not those in America. There’s a lot of money to be made doing business with Iran, a country of 78 million people—the second largest population in the Middle East, after Egypt. It has...

Iran-West Rapprochement: The Interim Agreement and Beyond

June 24, 2014

A final agreement between Iran and the West will benefit both sides politically and economically. In November 2013, Iran and the West signed an interim agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program. It was the first successful negotiation between both parties after 35 years of fruitless diplomatic...

Which Iran Will We Choose?

December 23, 2013

Collaboration with Iran on scientific projects can facilitate a comprehensive nuclear deal. The historic interim agreement between the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran over its nuclear dispute is not just about enrichment, centrifuges and breakout...

The Iran Deal: Real Progress or a Historic Mistake?

December 14, 2013

The nuclear deal has to be seen by its wider regional context. Background In the early hours of November 24, 2013, Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, UK, France, China, Russia, and Germany – signed an interim agreement for six months on Iran’s nuclear program. Ever since the...