Country: China

Vladimir Putin hosts Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi in the Kremlin, January 2022 (photo: picture-alliance)

Ukraine war

Iran – at Putin's beck and call?

Hydroelectric power station in Jinghong, China (photo: picture-alliance)

Middle East

Water resources – another conflict trigger?

Cover photo of Peter Sanders' book "Meeting with Mountains. Encounters with the Saints and Sages of the Islamic World" (published by Inspiral Books)

Saints of Islam

Capturing the light of sages

An oil processing facility of Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian state-owned oil and gas company, at the Khurais oil field (photo: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS)

Russia, Ukraine, world energy

Why the Saudis won't pump more oil

EU emergency summit on Russian war in Ukraine, 10-11 March 2022, Versailles, France (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

War in Ukraine

What does defending Europe mean?

Delegates at the eighth and possibly final round of talks on the revival of the JCPOA in Vienna in late December 2021 (photo: EU delegation in Vienna/Xinhua/picture alliance)

Iran nuclear talks enter ‘final stage’

Iran's Vienna gambit

Afghans camping outside a government office in Herat, Afghanistan (photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis

End the economic blockade

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (photo: Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden/Lukas)

Indonesia's good governance

The genius of Jokowi

Mass protests led to the resignation of the president and the government in October 2020 (photo: Vladimir Voronin/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Between Russia and Afghanistan

Kyrgyzstan – fragile democracy in Central Asia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers remarks beside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, U.S., on the eve of the Indo-Pacific Quad Summit, September 23, 2021 (photo: REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz)

The Afghanistan-Pakistan-China axis

India's Taliban problem

A family arriving from Afghanistan cross into Pakistan at the 'Friendship Gate' crossing point, 7 September 2021 (photo: Saeed Ali Achakzai/Reuters/Alamy)

Taliban takeover

Afghanistan crisis looms as West cuts aid lifelines

Sunrise on the island of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf (photo: Instagram)

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and Egypt

A new dawn for diplomacy in the Middle East?

Pakistan after shooting down two Indian fighter jets (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma/PPI)

Indo-Pakistani relations

Detente over Kashmir following decades of conflict?

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