What the State Department and the Media Get Wrong About the JCPOA

By Peter Isackson

Just as President Joe Biden’s administration waited till the very last minute to define its position of vaccine patent waivers, imperiling the effective impact on a pandemic of whatever agreement is finally reached, it has played for time with the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This may prove costly because of Iran’s tight electoral calendar. The failure to act quickly...

Why a Focus on Green Hydrogen Is a Mistake

By Veronika Grimm & Kirsten Westphal

Great expectations are placed on hydrogen as an energy carrier. In the future, the climate-neutral molecule will replace fossil fuels in applications where direct electrification is impossible or too expensive. This enables effective climate protection in energy-intensive industries, heavy transport, aviation and shipping. At the same time, industrial policy and geopolitical opportunities arise. German companies are in an excellent position to produce key components for...

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Where India Went Wrong

Where India Went Wrong

By Heya Shah

In just over a month, India has gone from boasting about its vaccine distribution to becoming the global epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. As this author explained in a previous article, many have questioned whether India’s vaccine diplomacy was a bold masterstroke or an unwise distraction. Before the start of...


Can the US and Iran Compromise in Vienna?

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Iran and the “Frozen” Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

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The ‘Ndrangheta Explained

Assessing the Tensions Between Ukraine and Russia

What the End of the Gulf Crisis Means

Migration and Mobility: Yesterday and Today

Iran and the New Geopolitical Reality in Azerbaijan

Stalingrad: The Turning Point of WWII in Europe

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At the time of independence from British rule in 1947, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, adopted a mode of governance that came to be known as Nehruvian socialism. State control of industrial production and government interference in all spheres of life came to define this era and, indeed, the entire Indian political and intellectual landscape. Social mobility became virtually impossible...

By Vikram Zutshi & Jaitirth Rao