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...

The Idlib conundrum

On Friday, 7 September, the Astana Troika summit in Tehran brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia, and Turkey to discuss the current situation...

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...
Ongoing unpredictability is a feature of the challenge for the anti-ISIS coalition. (Credit: Kirill_M/Bigstock)

The anti-ISIS coalition and the struggle for the Middle East

On 22-23 March, under the chairmanship of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Washington will host a meeting of foreign ministers and senior leaders...
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...

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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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,...
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Mark Farha comments on the political situation in the Middle East

Mark Farha, an Associate Fellow of the University of Bielefeld and former Senior Associate Member at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, comments on the political situation...

Turkey tensions with Iran, Russia mount ahead of Syria meet

Turkey on Wednesday warned Iran and Russia to make their Syrian regime ally stop bombing the rebel-held northern Idlib province, as tensions mounted ahead...
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,...

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