What will the energy systems of the future look like? (Credit: TebNad/Bigstock)

Global energy security as an ontological system

The study of global energy security in the context of socio-philosophical problems is necessary because global energy security has already been transformed from a...
Rojava solidarity flyer, Berlin. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Souciant)

Rojava and beyond

Throughout the Syrian Civil War, one of the few constants has been the strengthening of the Kurdish community. Their self-proclaimed autonomy in the north...
Mass protests against corruption in Brazil. Rio, June 2013. (Credit: Sebástian Freire/Flickr)

Vertical barbarism: The new wave

Our era is closely connected with the ‘digital revolution’ that has irreversibly extended humanity’s capacity for progress. This is especially clear when one compares...
An anniversary few expected

The Iranian revolution: An anniversary few expected

Forty years ago, a revolution took place in Iran, which the world referred to as the ‘Islamic Revolution’. In some ways, the emergence of...
Splitting the Iran nuclear deal

Splitting the Iran nuclear deal

On Tuesday, 8 May, US President Donald Trump announced that USA would leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the official agreement...
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The armed conflict in Syria: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

The six-year armed conflict in Syria is one of the major issues shaping the contemporary Middle East and impacting the fundamental nature of international...
Amir Alizadeh about German construction firms success in Iranvideo

Amir Alizadeh about German construction firms success in Iran

“German construction firms have been very quick and have not suffered from a suspicion of Iranian trade. They exemplify best practice in terms of...
A country's development of nuclear power is testament to its energy self-sufficiency. (Credit: Nordroden/Bigstock)

Three models of nuclear policy: From protectionism to discrimination

In July 2017, the French company EDF decided to shut down the reactors of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant (NPP) in Alsace. It is...
Nostalgia for American dominance. Tel Aviv, March 2018. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

A wake-up call for Europe

European politics and Europe’s position in the world are confronted by severe challenges. In security terms, the fair-weather option of the last 25 years,...
Flags in Tahrir Square, February 2012. (Credit: AK Rockefeller/Flickr)

The Arab world and globalisation: Critical remarks

The Mediterranean world is not presently part of the new international division of labour, i.e., the advance of hitherto underdeveloped countries in manufacturing production...

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