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Russia and Iran: Foreign policy as a balancing act

Comment

Russia’s policy in the Middle East is geared strictly to the country’s interests: to fulfil its role as a major power, stabilise the region and minimise every risk as much as possible. This offers opportunities.

By Johannes Voswinkel

America’s Iran Policy: Between War-Weariness and Military Escalation

Comment

Donald Trump is caught in a deadlock of his own making. He does not want to find himself responsible for a new war in the Middle East right in the middle of an election campaign. At the same time, he wants to look like a tough guy who never backtracks. This is what is making the situation so unpredictable.

By Bastian Hermisson

Nerves on edge

Analysis

The escalating nuclear conflict between Iran and the United States is making life harder for Irans population. In particular, the emergence of a middle class is under threat.

By Omid Nouripour

Focused on the Far Right

Background

In the run-up to the European elections, US President Donald Trump shows where his sympathies lie.

By Dominik Tolksdorf

The LGBTQ Community under Trump: Interview with Sharita Gruberg

Interview

Are LGBTQ rights on the line under the new administration? We spoke with Sharita Gruberg, associate director of the LGBT Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress, about challenges that face LGBTQ community under Trump.

By Sophia Oster

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