The EU's Iran Policy needs Plans B, C, and D

Call for expanding EU policy and preparing for a range of scenarios, from internal upheaval to outside attack

14/06/2013 | by Cornelius Adebahr

European Policy Centre, Policy Brief, June, 10, 2013, 4 pages

Category: Security, Arms Control and WMD, Near and Middle East/North Africa, Iran

Presidential elections in Iran have just taken place. The EU has had no small success leading nuclear negotiations and increasing the sanctions pressure, but is it prepared for a range of possible scenarios? Without letting up on its core ³no bomb² priority, the EU must sharpen its institutional presence in the country. Moreover, it can do much to step up its outreach to Iranians, both through a more robust digital presence and through investments in cultural and societal exchanges.