Author: Rudolph Chimelli

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, 21 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Iraqi crisis


The expected death of a nation

Iranian President Hassan Rohani at the University of Tehran (photo: ISNA)

Domestic Political Reforms in Iran

The Door to Freedom Remains Shut

An Iranian woman passes in front of mural-covered wall full of paintings of U.S. Statue of Liberty painted on the wall of the old U.S Embassy in Tehran, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

US-Iranian Relations at the Crossroads

Don't Miss the Chance

An Iranian woman flashes the sign for victory as she holds a portrait of Hassan Rouhani during celebrations after he won the Islamic Republic's presidential elections in Tehran on 15 June 2013 (photo: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Hassan Rouhani is Iran's New President

Hope for Reform

Radical Salafis protesting in Solingen, Germany on 1 May 2012 (photo: dpa)

Salafi Muslims

Doctrinaire Severity

Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo:

Power Struggle in Iran

The Might of Oil

Bashar al-Assad during his speech in front of parliament on March 30 (photo: picture alliance/landov)

Protests in Syria


In the Clutches of the Assad Clan