Podcasts

2024 Unveiling Baluchistan
To many, Baluchistan is a mysterious region with quite a bad reputation. Our researcher Hessam Habibi Doroh explains the historical, social, and economic background of the past decades’ turmoil in the area. An intriguing insight from a top-class expert who knows the...
2024 Red Sea Escalation Part 2
An analysis of the background of the wide geopolitical contest in light of the recent upheaval in the Red Sea, presented in the second part of the podcast series by our senior researchers Erzsébet N. Rózsa and László Csicsmann.  ...
2024 Red Sea Escalation Part 1
Our senior researchers Erzsebet N. Rózsa and László Csicsmann share their insights on the current turmoil in and around the Red Sea. What factors led to the escalation? Who are the actors involved? What development can we anticipate in the...
2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict Insights: The History
Khayrion’s senior researcher Erzsébet N. Rózsa offers a brief overview of the most essential historical events leading to the current war. Starting with questions such as “What is Palestine?”, she leads the listener all the way to our days in...
2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict Insights Part 3
A deep insight into the social, demographic, and political events preceding the October 7 attack with Khayrion’s senior researcher Erzsébet N. Rózsa. What are the factors that lead to such an escalation? What could this mean for the Palestinian domestic...
2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict Insights Part 2
We continue our discussion with Khayrion’s senior researcher László Csicsmann on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. How is it going to shape the domestic policy of Israel and Palestine? Are any personal changes in leadership on the horizon? What impact do...
2023 Israel-Hamas Conflict Insights Part 1
What is the immediate reaction of other regional actors to the current events in Israel and the Gaza Strip? Who are the newer, lesser-known armed groups emerging in Gaza and the Western Bank? Have they played any role in the...
MENA Energy Sector 101
Khayrion’s senior researchers Erzsébet N. Rózsa and László Csicsmann provide an exhaustive insight into the energy industry of the Middle East and North Africa, mentioning the relatively well-known features of the region’s oil and gas industry, as well as introducing...
What Does the BRICS Expansion Really Mean?
The planned expansion of the BRICS bloc has shaken up the world news this summer. While more pressing news have overshadowed these developments in world media, the question of what exactly this proposal means for the MENA region and the...
Traveling in Iran (part 3)
How do current geopolitical, economic, and social issues influence tourism in Iran? How is Iran’s tourism industry recovering after the collapse of the JCPOA and the COVID-19 pandemic? Is tourism supported by the ruling establishment? Part three of Khayrion’s series...
Traveling in Iran (part 2)
The practical issues concerning traveling in Iran. How to find a reliable travel agency? Is Iran suitable for solo travelers, especially women? Is it difficult to get an Iranian tourist visa? Is Iran a safe country? Are there regions to...
Traveling in Iran (part 1)
What to see in Iran? Where to go? What to do? What about Iran for foodies or eco-tourism enthusiasts? How to meet the religious minorities of Iran, experience village life, get an insight into the lives of women, or hear...