Strengthening democracy is the main goal of many Western sanctions. However, Christian von Soest and Michael Wahman show how selectively the West uses sanctions to promote democratic standards.
In contrast to other world regions, the Middle East currently has no prominent leading power. The recent upheavals could reshuffle the cards in this race. GIGA scientists have explored not only Arab countries’ chances of taking on this role, but also those of Iran and Israel.more
Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more