An open letter urging the EU 3+3 countries and Iran to reach a final nuclear deal by 24 November
The historic meeting adds to the general mood of Western détente with Iran
Switching support from Maliki to Abadi does not represent a real policy change for Iran
The toughest hurdles in this marathon diplomacy track have only just been encountered
America’s hegemony in the Middle East and in global affairs is giving way to a multipolar order
Bush gave Saddam a kicking, but left Iran to rule over a region infested with terrorists
Europe should keep a firewall between nuclear talks with Iran and the standoff over Ukraine with Russia
The next few months will present some of the biggest, and at times unexpected, challenges for those advocating a political solution addressing Iran’s nuclear programme.
The E3+3 and Iran met for a third time in Geneva to sign an interim agreement on the future of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. While not perfect, the deal is a springboard for future negotiations and sets a solid foundation for talks between the E3+3 and Iran to continue.
The most problematic component of political and strategic competition in the MENA region has been the cultivation and manipulation of sectarian agendas. The Geneva meetings over Iran's nuclear programme, however, may prove to be the beginning of the end to the region’s most troublesome conflict.