Arab dictatorships in crisis
The Middle East's militia mentality
Interview with Olivier Roy
Jihad and the roots of terror
Urban development in Tunisia
Keeping the speculators out of Tunis
Egypt’s new cybercrime law
What Sisi sees

Arab dictatorships in crisis

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A militia mentality has gripped many Arab states. Today it seems that the regionʹs authoritarian regimes are resorting to methods more commonly associated with gangs and armed clans, says Kuwaiti analyst Shafeeq Ghabra.Read more

Interview with French extremism researcher Olivier Roy

French extremism researcher Olivier Roy talks to Eren Guvercin about the Catch 22 situation of European Muslims expected to speak for Islam, the irrelevance of 'liberal' reforms, the false premise of current de-radicalisation programmes and the nature of modern terrorismRead more

Urban development in Tunisia

While there is a gradual reawakening of interest among the inhabitants of the Tunisian capital in their historical old town, the cityʹs colonial districts are at risk of falling prey to property speculators. Sarah Mersch on the development of Tunis

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Egypt’s new cybercrime law

In May 2018, Egypt’s parliament approved several new pieces of legislation regulating the press and the media, but also the controversial cybercrime law. Amr Gharbeia, technology and human rights officer with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and an expert on Internet surveillance in Egypt, spoke to Sofian Philip NaceurRead more

Politics

Shia militias in Iraq (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab dictatorships in crisis

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The Middle East's militia mentality

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 30 April 2018, claiming the existence of files which could "prove" Iran's secret development of nuclear weapons (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

A nuclear Middle East

Arab states court the atom

Egypt's shopkeepers bear the brunt of the economic crisis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's economic disarray

Whether to topple President Sisi...

Protests following the NSU trial verdict (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Verdict in neo-Nazi NSU trial

The shredding of Germanyʹs democracy

Society

French extremism researcher Olivier Roy (source: YouTube)

Interview with French extremism researcher Olivier Roy

They love death as we love life: jihad and the roots of terror

Amr Gharbeia, technology and human rights officer with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (photo: DW)

Egypt’s new cybercrime law

What Sisi sees

Tunis Old Town, a picture postcard idyll (photo: Sarah Mersch)

Urban development in Tunisia

Keeping the speculators out of Tunis

Syrian refugee children in Camp Bashabsha, close to the Jordanian town of Al Ramtha (photo: Reuters/Majed Jaber)

Syrian refugee children

Urgent action required

Culture

Still from"A War": Danish actor Pilou Asbæk plays Claus Michael Pedersen, the officer on trial (photo: Magnolia Pictures)

Tobias Lindholmʹs "A War"

Nordic tragedy in Afghanistan

Israeli director Samuel Maoz (photo: DW/Sarah Judith Hofmann)

Interview with film director Samuel Maoz

Israeli "Foxtrot" pulls no punches

Sadaf Foroughi arrives on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on 11 March 2018 (photo: picture alliance/empics)

Interview with award-winning Iranian film director Sadaf Foroughi

Ava, my adolescent self

Syrian Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji, a.k.a. Chyno, from Damascus (source: Stories by the City)

Syrian-Philippino rapper Nasser Shorbaji

Hip-hopping between generations