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...
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...
Desperation in Syria is growing. (Credit: zurijeta/Bigstock)

The heyday of power politics in Syria

Within a few years the Syrian Arab Republic has become a textbook example of power politics, but in a more modern and sophisticated form....
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...
Vladimir Korovkin showed that E-Commerce is booming in Iranvideo

Vladimir Korovkin showed that E-Commerce is booming in Iran

Vladimir Korovkin, Senior Researcher at SKOLKOVO IEMS, and a scholar of emerging markets, showed that E-Commerce is booming in Iran, with over 24,000 E-shops,...
Aleppo, Syria. (Credit: Dima Moroz/Bigstock)

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...
Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Lately there has been a lot of rhetoric about the start of the reconstruction process in Syria. Such a statement was made by Iranian...
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What will be the impact of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem?

A festive opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was held on Monday, 14 May 2018. The transfer of the embassy from Tel...
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...

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