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The New Iran

- between hope and despotism

An inside view of the most important power in the Middle East

The Islamic Republic stands for an authoritarian yet modern society grounded in technology and the military which has nevertheless managed to retain a unique Iranian culture. But Iranian society is rent by an ...


Twixt End and Beginning

Post-war years in Germany

The post-war occupation had a formative influence on both the Federal Republic and the GDR. How did the occupying forces handle their victory, what were their plans and how many of them did they manage to put into action? How did the German population and the millions of displaced persons cope ...

The Power of Esteem

Meeting yourself and others positively

The scarcity of appreciation Recognition, esteem, gratitude. These signals of social acceptance fulfill some of humanity's basic needs. We want to be seen for who we are and long for recognition for what we have done and achieved. However, if you take a look around your own private ...