The religious tensions in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are the background for a struggle for regional dominance between Shia Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia. How close is the Iraqi state to collapsing and what other Arab country will be next?
Robert Chatterjee after taking a degree in Islamic Studies at the Free University of Berlin, Chatterjee became senior editor at Zenith, a magazine which focusses on the oriental world, Middle East, North Africa and Islamic societies. He is responsible for the economics desk and for the online edition of the magazine
Robert Reid he is Associated Press chief of bureau for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and has been a journalist for nearly 45 years, including about 15 years in the Middle East.
Barik Schuber worked on a variety of research projects during and after his studies in economics in his home country of Iraq. He is the author of many publications on Arab society.
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