Author: Volker Perthes

From left: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, with the foreign ministers of Iran, France, Germany and the United Kingdom (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Rescuing the nuclear deal with Iran

Europe should negotiate without the U.S.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Vienna, July 2015 (photo: Reuters/L. Foeger)

After the nuclear agreement with Iran

Where to from here?

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

Ravaged by war: The Northern Syrian city of Homs (photo: Reuters)

Syria and the Middle East

The End of the Sykes Picot System?

Protests on Tahrir Square, Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Aftermath of the Arab Spring

The Changing Map of Middle East Power

Protests against Mohammed Morsi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Power Struggle in Egypt

Courting Disaster

Abdelbasset Sida, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council (R), chats with council member George Sabra during a news conference in Istanbul July 13, 2012 (photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

The Opposition in Syria

The Least Common Denominator

Tahrir protests (photo: AP)

Twelve Months after the Start of the Arab Spring

Year Two of the Rebellions

Anti-Assad protests in Syria (photo: dapd)

Uprising against the Assad Regime in Syria

What Support for the Protest Movement?

Teenage protestor in Yemen (photo: dpa)

The Arab Spring and Its Implications

Departure from Ideology

Secretary General of Nato Rasmussen and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Political Change in the Middle East

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The Reordering of the World