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)
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.