Private and public spheres in Iran – Engl.

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Iran is often portrayed as a restrictive and conservative country, though in particular young people in bigger cities strive for a more western lifestyle – including partying and alcohol. Together with our guest Keivan, we talk about how (social) rules in Iran affect public and private life.

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USA – Taliban Deal in Afghanistan

After 4 decades of crisis, Afghanistan has seen the emergence of a so-called peace treaty with the Taliban. But can it really bring longterm and enduring peace? And what do the Afghan people see in it?

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Fridays for Future in Lebanon – Engl.

A waste crisis, lack of education on the consequences of our current lifestyle on the environment, politically instrumentalised media and the #LebaneseRevolution on top - can Fridays for Future induce a change in Lebanon?

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Backpacking in Saudi Arabia – how does that work?
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Backpacking in Saudi Arabia – how does that work?

Saudi Arabia is still a blind spot on the map for most people. Nahostcast takes you with us on a backpacking trip to this long closed country, where an incredibly fast social change is unfolding right in front of our eyes, and tells you about the personal encounters with the Saudi people.

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“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History” – Engl.

Women in Lebanon are the driving force behind the protests against the ruling elite. They are fighting not only against the corrupt system that prevents them from passing on their Lebanese nationality to their children, but also for the rights of LGBTQI+, refugees and migrants.

LISTEN HERE “Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History” – Engl.
A journey to Oman – Engl.
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A journey to Oman – Engl.

Last Friday, on January 13th, the ruler of Oman Sultan Qabus bin Said passed away. Nahostcast had only in December recorded an episode on the country and didn’t foresee this development. But in order to understand what this loss means to a country like Oman, it is even more important to provide an insight into its political and societal system.

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What the hell is orientalism?
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What the hell is orientalism?

What do you think of, when you read, see or hear the word 'orient'? camels, desert, spices, food..? The term has a tremendous effect- and this itself is problematic. Together with Ayse from the association dis:orient we discuss the term orientalism.

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The use of renewable energies in Morocco

While Germany still discusses the 'climate package' and its prospective content, the turn towards renewable energy is already underway in Morocco and renders it a global example. But how does the energy transition look concretely? Our guest Salwa might provide some answers to this question.

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Current: Syrians in Turkey
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Current: Syrians in Turkey

Due to the current happenings, Carlotta and Robin are discussing the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey in this special episode. How is the political atmosphere ein the country? And what do Turkish and Syrian people think about the operation "source of peace"?

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