The BJP’s grand plan
Is ethnic cleansing coming to India?
Interview with Riem Spielhaus
#MeTwo: "Itʹs a topic for German textbooks"
Civil society in Africa
Sudan′s young people roll up their sleeves
Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis
"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"

The BJP’s grand plan

Some four million people in Assam state, nearly all of them Bengali Muslims who have lived in India for more than four decades, are at risk of disenfranchisement after being excluded from the National Registry of Citizens. That may help Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP in the next election, but it won't do anything for peace, writes Shashi TharoorRead more

Interview with Islam scholar Riem Spielhaus

Mesut Ozil's withdrawal from the German national football team sparked a wide-ranging debate on racism. In an interview with Yalda Zarbakhch, Islam scholar Riem Spielhaus explains where discrimination comes from and how to combat itRead more

Civil society in Africa

Sudan′s younger generation has already faced all manner of crises, from the conflicts and struggles of a country in the process of breaking apart, economic crises, to problems in health and education. It′s a generation that anticipates the worst and has no concept of peace. But idle? Hardly. By Abdul Salam al-HajRead more

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

For decades the conditions governing International Financial Institution (IFI) loans to Asian countries were often far too stringent, resulting in heightened social disparity. In interview with Hans Dembowski, Iwan J. Azis explains the risks of purely growth-oriented economiesRead more

Politics

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"

An elderly protester seen banging on the gate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) office in Gaza on 31 July 2018 (photo: picture alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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U.S. aid cuts bite in Gaza

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Society

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

#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

Mesut Ozil and the German flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Vennenbernd)

Mesut Ozil and #MeTwo

When are you German enough?

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