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Iran crisis: Europe on the sidelines?

The tense standoff between Iran and the US in the Persian Gulf continues. Will Europe be the big loser in the power struggle in the Strait of Hormuz? Guests: Ali Fathollah-Nejad (Brookings Institution), Alan Posener (Die Welt), Ulrike Herrmann (taz)

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Ali Fathollah-Nejad works as an Analyst for thinktanks like “Brookings”. He says: "The key challenge remains unsolved: How to design an Iran policy that transcends Europe's tendency of glorification and Washington's penchant for demonization?"



Alan Posener writes for the daily “Die Welt”. He says: “Europe is on the front line of Iran's aggression. If we choose appeasement, we will pay dearly for our cowardice.”



Ulrike Herrmann, who’s a business journalist with another Berlin daily, die Tageszeitung, or TAZ. And Ulrike argues that: “The oil price is not rising. The economic indicators suggest that there is no real Middle East crisis on the horizon.