Middle East and Maghreb
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is at the centre of the many different conflict areas in the Middle East. moreIsrael and Palestine
Syria has been beset by violence for five years now. The international community is trying to find a political settlement and supplying humanitarian aid. moreThe conflict in Syria
In signing the Vienna agreement, the E3+3 countries and Iran reached consensus on a long-term settlement following more than 12 years of contention over Iran’s nuclear programme. There had been major doubts about the peaceful nature of this programme since 2002. On 16 January 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its most important obligations. As a result, the E3+3 countries lifted their sanctions against Iran. moreThe conflict surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme
Since the Arab Spring in 2011, the Federal Foreign Office has been supporting democratisation and reform processes in the region within the context of the transformation partnership. The countries involved are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Yemen. In 2016 they were joined by Lebanon and Iraq. The main focus of cooperation is on the promotion of democracy and civil society, human rights and administrative reforms. moreTransformation partnership with the Arab world – what stage are we at and what is the next step?