Idlib – actors and interests

Idlib - actors and interests

The fight for Idlib is getting tougher. None of the actors is willing to put aside their interests for civilians. This is how conflicting interests collide. A look at the key players. Turkey: commitment beyond national borders Turkey has several goals in Syria. First and foremost, it wants to prevent further Syrian refugees from entering their territory. There are already … Read more…

Honored for Iran’s poet cradle Shiraz

Honored for Iran's poet cradle Shiraz

Shiraz is Iran’s “Book Capital 2020”. The regime does not seem to be bothered by the subversive potential of the work of the great national poets born there. Can it be that this place breathes a very special spirit? The poet Hafiz, born around 1315 in Shiraz, saw it that way. Shiraz, the city in the southern Zagros … Read more…

India’s economy and the Iran-USA conflict

India's economy and the Iran-USA conflict

India would like to expand its economic ties with Iran. The Washington conflict with Tehran, which could also affect India’s economy as a whole, is disruptive. Indian tea exporters have a new best customer: Iran. The Islamic Republic lost more than 53 million kilos last year – around 75 percent more than in previous years. The good deal … Read more…

The complex relationship between Iran and the Arab world

complex relationship between Iran and the Arab

Iran wants to expand its regional influence with the help of its Shiite allies. But denominational ties are weakening: the reason to take a look at the Iranian-Arab relationship. The recent wave of protests in Iran has shown the leadership how far it has moved from parts of the population. “In order to distract from the obvious … Read more…

Urgent search: miracle cure for bees, soils, farmers, citizens

catastrophes

Whether the plague of locusts in East Africa or insect loss in Germany: These catastrophes are due to climate change, the great need for food and mistakes in agriculture. “Our soils are under pressure to perform,” warned Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) recently when she presented the  2035 arable farming strategy to the federal government. “In 1900 a … Read more…