Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Iranian cleric walking along a street (photo: Afsson Mohammadpour)

Nepotism in Iran's Islamic Republic

At home with the mullahs

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech in front of the presidential palace in Ankara on 17 April 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Ege Gurun)

Turkey post-referendum

Reconciliation – not a chance!

Moria refugee camp on Lesbos (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Europe′s refugee deal with Turkey

The end of the road

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan giving a speech on 5 March 2017 (photo: Reuters)

German-Turkish relations

No real leverage

Mourners during the burial of Rafsanjani on 10.01.2017 in Tehran (photo: Fars News Agency)

Iran following the death of Rafsanjani

On a knife edge

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency/Turkish Presidency)

Erdogan and Turkish foreign policy

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Neo-Ottoman rumblings

Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad (photo: private)

The influence of Iran′s religious foundations

Faith and profit enshrined

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

 Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh (photo: smazmayesh.org)

Interview with Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

″I oppose the false Muslims″

Putting the finishing touches to Ayatollah Khomeini′s mausoleum south of Tehran (photo: Tasnim)

Cultural policy and architecture in Iran

Far from an Islamist Utopia

Hassan Khomeini (photo: Isna)

Elections in Iran

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Even Khomeini can be disqualified

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

Ali Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Official Supreme Leader website)

Sunni–Shia relations

Iran's futile bid for ecumenism within Islam

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"

The Boko Haram flag (photo: S. Yas/AFP/Getty Images)

The rise of Boko Haram

When the terror began

US President Obama during a summit meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi Arabia's nuclear plans and Iran

Is a nuclear arms race looming in the Gulf?

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