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Brief/ Iran’s Retaliatory Attack on Israel Puts the Middle East on the Brink by Riccardo Alcaro

While the full consequences of Iran’s attacks against Israel are still unfolding, in this JOINT Brief, Riccardo Alcaro (JOINT Project Coordinator & Head of Research, Istituto Affari Internazionali) draws some preliminary reflections on whether Iran has gained something or the attack has been strategic setback. Israel claims to have intercepted the vast majority of the […]

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Brief/ Rhetorical Confrontation Is No Substitute for the EU’s Iran Policy by Riccardo Alcaro

The EU’s Iran policy has been in a bind since any hope for reactivating the 2015 nuclear deal dissipated. The EU is unable to articulate its rhetorical confrontation with Iran into policies that actually help pursue its composite set of interests with regard to Iran, which now extend beyond nuclear proliferation and Middle Eastern stability […]

JOINT Briefs

Iran’s Retaliatory Attack on Israel Puts the Middle East on the Brink

A few days after Iran’s attack on Israel, it is too early for an overall assessment of the consequences. It is possible, though, to draw some preliminary reflections. Has Iran gained something, or has the attack rather been a strategic setback? And is there a way out? The attack is the culmination of a months-long […]

JOINT Briefs

Rhetorical Confrontation Is No Substitute for the EU’s Iran Policy

The EU’s Iran policy has been in a bind since, in rapid succession, in late summer 2022 any hope for reactivating the 2015 nuclear deal or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) dissipated, the Iranian government violently cracked down on protesters’ demanding greater freedoms and women’s rights, and Russia started using Iranian drones to hit […]

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Videos/ Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World

The video playlist “Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World” contains videos with main takeaways and policy recommendations drawn from JOINT project’s analysis and reports on 9 case studies, aimed at studying on how domestic and systemic factors constrain the ability of the EU and its member states to agree […]

Events

Public Hybrid Event/ The EU Foreign and Security Policy in the Middle East: Constraints and Opportunities

The European Union and Turkey have been attaching utmost importance to the Middle East and since the Arab uprisings, the policies towards the region climbed up on the agenda of both actors. The security concerns emanating from the region have been shaping and will continue to shape the policies in the foreseeable future. The region […]

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Podcast/ Multipolar Competition’s Impact on EU Foreign Policy: Lessons from Ukraine, Iran and the South China Sea

Recent years have witnessed the return of competition between the world’s most powerful states, which is exerting a significant impact on EU foreign and security policy and constraining the EU’s room for manoeuvre as well. The advent of an increasingly multipolar world also raises questions about the reach of the EU’s interests and influence — […]

JOINT Papers

The Unfulfilled Promise of EU Foreign and Security Policy towards Iran

With the 2015 nuclear deal dead in all but name, Iran is getting closer to Russia and more repressive at home, while EU member states’ priorities about the Islamic Republic now extend beyond nuclear proliferation to human rights and European security. This shift in priorities cements a re-orientation of the EU’s approach to Iran from […]

JOINT Briefs

Protests and Drones Push EU–Iran Relations to the Brink

The protests that have jolted Iran’s clerical leadership over the past weeks,[1] as well as news of Iran’s drone and missile sales to Russia,[2] raise questions that EU policymakers and foreign policy analysts have been struggling with for years: how stable is the Islamic Republic? How to support protesters? And how to reconcile condemnation of […]

JOINT Papers

Framing Public Perception of the Challenges to the EU Foreign Security and Defence Policy. Focus Groups as a Method of Investigation

This report presents the results of twelve focus groups carried out in six European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain) and addressing topics of concern for the study of EU foreign security and defence policy. In particular, participants were engaged in discussions on three main topics: (1) the most pressing international challenges and […]

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