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Media coverage | 18 September 2019

Policy Fellow Axel Hellman in the Financial Times

The attacks on vital Saudi Arabian oil installations have thrust western powers into a dilemma: whether and how to retaliate against Iran, which Washington alleges is the mastermind behind the offensive.

“This puts the Europeans in a tough spot,” said Axel Hellman of European Leadership Network think-tank. “It puts additional pressure on them to address Iran’s actions, in order to reduce tensions and forge a diplomatic route forwards.