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About Volker Perthes
Volker Perthes is director of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs / SWP) in Berlin. He has published widely on Iraq and the middle east
Articles by Volker Perthes
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Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future
No to TTIP
What will Iraq's future resemble - and under which United States president? Volker Perthes outlines four possible, contrasting outcomes by 2012, and invites response as to the most likely.
(This article was first published on 11 September 2007)
The 2000s have been locust years for the middle-east peace process. But in 2008, the European Union has an opportunity to steer a progressive dynamic across the region, says Volker Perthes.