Will we ever be able to catch-up on Freedom of Expression?
This article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. Banning or blocking seems to be the easiest way of denying the existence of something; this is especially true if you’re talking about countries like Pakistan. Sure, alcohol and pork are banned in the country […]
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What’s the Deal, Bibi?
Israeli government ministers have taken a remarkably hard-line stance on the recent interim agreement with Iran. But the deal is nowhere near as bad for Israel as Netanyahu claims, and he knows it. The Israeli prime minister’s public opinion on the Iran deal is no secret; according to him, despite […]
Germany’s dubious arms exports: Encouraging dictatorship and conflict on Europe’s doorstep
Germany has an official agenda of supporting democracy and peace. However, the German arms industry sells weapons to dictators or conflict-suffering regions, sometimes to the detriment of even the country’s own interests. Compared to other NATO-states, Germany is generally reluctant to engage in wars. The most recent example is last […]
If Israel attacks Iran who’s the winner and who’s the loser?
Israel will attack Iran in April, this year. No, it’s not me but David Ignatius who is saying this in his opinion column in the Washington Post. Though the writer hedges his bets by adding that there is “strong likelihood”. Both sides are hell bent on destruction and there is […]
Iran, the youth, and NGOs
Non Governmental Organizations in Iran and Iranian youth are closely knitted. Youth are an important part of today’s world, technology has empowered us to stand up, tackle projects and ideas and have ourselves heard. As in all countries, the youth in Iran are quick to excel in this regard. Numerous […]