Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

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?

Press conference after the announcement that agreement had been reached in Lausanne by the representatives of Iran, the five UN veto powers and Germany (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Nuclear talks with Iran

The long hoped-for breakthrough

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