Cornelius Adebahr

Will transatlantic relations break down over Iran?

Tensions have grown in recent months between the EU and the United States over Iran, which was underlined at a US-backed conference on the Middle East in Poland last week that was largely sidestepped by many European governments. Cornelius Adebahr writes that the EU is right to take a more comprehensive approach to the region and resist attempts to […]

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    Wider cooperation with Iran would be in the EU’s strategic interest

Wider cooperation with Iran would be in the EU’s strategic interest

Iran is currently in talks with the UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and the United States over the country’s nuclear programme, with the aim of reaching a framework for a comprehensive deal before the end of March. Cornelius Adebahr writes that while an agreement would be a major diplomatic achievement, the EU should look to go much further than […]

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After nearly a decade of talks with Iran, the EU’s preoccupation with the nuclear issue risks missing the bigger picture.

The European Union has been engaged in talks with Iran over the country’s nuclear programme for almost a decade. Cornelius Adebahr argues that while the EU has made some legitimate diplomatic achievements during this period, the focus on Iran’s nuclear programme has come at the expense of wider issues, such as human rights, energy and trade. Today the European Parliament […]

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