Obituary: Uri Avnery
Shoes that will be difficult to fill
Tunisʹ first female mayor
Abderrahim runs the gauntlet for Tunisian women
Assad and northern Syria
Syriaʹs Kurds hold the cards
Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"
Romance and sanctions in ʹ90s Iraq

Obituary: Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery fought for decades for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This wish was not fulfilled in his lifetime. Avnery died, aged 94, in the early hours of Monday. An obituary by Christian WolfRead more

Tunisʹ first female mayor

While most residents of Tunis support a woman as mayor, a sizeable minority does not, which may present obstacles for the newly-elected Souad Abderrahim. By Sharan Grewal and Matthew CebulRead more

Assad and the future of northern Syria

International politics are subject to strange twists and turns. As Middle East expert Neville Teller writes, with a shared enemy and perceived advantages from co-operation, the outcome of current negotiations between the Syrian Democractic Council and Damascus could well be a continued Assad presidency, sustained by Kurdish supportRead more

Book review: Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"

Now available in English translation, Shahad al-Rawiʹs bestselling debut novel "The Baghdad Clock" offers a strikingly direct portrayal of life in Iraq in the nineteen nineties, combining magical-realist elements with the advantage of hindsight. Marcia Lynx Qualey read the bookRead more

Politics

Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery has died in Israel, aged 94 (photo: Imago/epd)

Obituary: Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery

Shoes that will be difficult to fill

Ilham Ahmed and Riad Darar, co-chairs of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), are seen during its third meeting in Tabqa, Syria, 16 July 2018. (photo: Reuters/Rodi Said)

Assad and the future of northern Syria

Syriaʹs Kurds hold the cards

Mask-wearing Modi supporters celebrate four years in power (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Kiran)

The BJP’s grand plan

Is ethnic cleansing coming to India?

Protests against the IMF and the World Bank in Jakarta in 2004 (photo: Wikimedia)

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"

Society

Souad Abderrahim, a candidate of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrates after being elected mayor of the city of Tunis on 3 July 2018. She is the first Tunisian woman to hold the post (photo: REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

Tunisʹ first female mayor

Abderrahim runs the gauntlet for Tunisian women

Riem Spielhaus is professor of Islamic Studies at the Georg-August University in Gottingen and head of the Department of Textbooks and Society at the Georg Eckert Institute, Leibniz Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig (photo: Georg Eckert Institute)

Interview with Islam scholar Riem Spielhaus

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#MeTwo: "Itʹs a topic for German textbooks"

Education without Borders Sudan's "Cool School" campaign (source: Facebook; Education without Borders Sudan)

Civil society in Africa

Sudan′s young people roll up their sleeves

Symbolic image of integration in Germany

Racism debate in Germany

Integration – a process of give and take

Culture

Iraqi author Shahad al-Rawi (photo: picture alliance/EdinburghElitemedia/G. Harley)

Book review: Shahad al-Rawiʹs "The Baghdad Clock"

Romance and sanctions in ʹ90s Iraq

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

Documenting illegal dog fights in Istanbul. An image from the "Control" series, 2015-2016, by Cagdas Erdogan; "A Pillar of Smoke" exhibition (photo: courtesy of the artist)

French festival showcases contemporary Turkish photography

Truths that buck the official discourse

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage