Lecture Iran, Europe, and the United States: Balancing a Difficult Set of Relationships

Cornelius Adebahr © Cornelius Adebahr

Thu, 05/25/2017


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A Lecture with Cornelius Adebahr

Iran continues to confront the United States and its European allies. While the Nuclear Deal of 2015 still holds, the U.S. government has announced a review of its policies toward its Middle Eastern nemesis. People there will elect a new President on May 19, possibly changing the country’s course toward a more hardline approach (again). Meanwhile, the EU and the European powers as Washington’s main partners struggle to cope with internal challenges, such as a populist tide and the announced departure of the United Kingdom from the bloc. How can the transatlantic partners best respond to the current challenges while preserving the diplomatic success that contains Iran’s nuclear ambitions? How was it possible in the first place to bring together China, Russia, the Europeans and the United States to complete the deal? Can the EU and the U.S. again forge a unified approach toward Iran that provides some reassurance in a time of geopolitical uncertainty?

Cornelius Adebahr is a non-resident fellow at Carnegie Europe with expertise on European foreign policy.  He is particularly knowledgeable about German-Iranian relations and the role of the European Union in the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.  He works with many academic institutions such as the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.  He is an associate fellow at the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations.  

This tour is made possible by a generous ERP grant from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.