AREA1,648,195 sq km
GDP307,656 milion € (2013)
INFLATION18,0% (2014)
MEDIAN AGE28 years

Spring elections

The wind seems to have truly changed. The April elections call for a season of increased openness even for its civil society.
Giuseppe Acconcia • Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:48

If Tehran now competes with Ankara...

The nuclear agreement has freed Iran from isolation, boosted its economy and put the country back on the international stage upsetting the local balance of power.
Fadi Elhusseini • Thursday, 25 February 2016 12:34

Books - Identity, conflicts and politics

Gilles Dorronsoro and Olivier Grojean explain the importance of knowing a state’s and a people’s identity to provide for their future.
Fabrizio Goria • Tuesday, 23 February 2016 16:48

Tensions date way back

back The historical, religious and geopolitical issues that keep the Middle East off-kilter.
Pejman Abdolmohammadi • Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:55

Front page - The return of the ayatollahs

How can the return of the ayatollahs to the concert of civil nations not be considered the best news of the year? For the time being, the Israeli and Republican gloom merchants have been wrong.
Giuseppe Scognamiglio • Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:44