Egyptian film controversy
Shams buys a man
Interview with the French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar
Lecturing the radicalised won′t help
White terrorism
Murder on their minds
Reconstructing Aleppo
The hidden power of investors

Egyptian film controversy

Egypt is in uproar over a film: a single woman marries solely in order to have a baby via a sperm donor and then gets divorced. A female television presenter who showcased the film and its controversial theme on her programme has been given a prison sentence. By Dunja RamadanRead more

Interview with the French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar

The French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar knows how Islamic State members win over young people for their cause. Her novel, published in German as "Djihad, mon ami" follows one young woman′s radicalisation Read more

White terrorism

Islamist terror attacks often provoke loud, knee-jerk responses from politicians and the media alike. Yet when the attacker is not Muslim, they fall over themselves to downplay the situation. By Michael ThumannRead more

Reconstructing Aleppo

The reconstruction of Aleppo is turning out to be quite difficult, especially because the authorities in Syria responsible for historic buildings and monument preservation hardly have any influence, while foreign investors seem to hold all the cards. Konstantin Klein discussed the situation with the Syrian historian Mamoun FansaRead more

Politics

Polizeieinsatz in New York City nach einem islamistischen Terroranschlag: Ein NYPD-Officer sichert eine Fußgängerbrücke an der Stuyvesant High School; Foto: AP

White terrorism

Murder on their minds

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Far-right demonstrators in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

Those who cry wolf

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

Society

The ruins of Aleppo’s bazaar (photo: Nunnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media GmbH)

Reconstructing Aleppo

The hidden power of investors

Solar modules – Desertec electricity project (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Climate change and the West′s energy policy

Robbing the poor

The Orient in flux: in 1798 Napoleon′s troops landed in Egypt and dealt a stunning blow to the Muslim Mamluks (source: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative

Culture

Veterinary surgeon Bahgat (Mohamed Mamdouh) in the Egyptian film ″A Man Wanted″ (source: IMDb)

Egyptian film controversy

Shams buys a man

Visitors to the 2017 Carthage Film Festival (photo: Sarah Mersch)

A new age dawns for Tunisian cinema

Press reboot!

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source: thefamouspeople.com)

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″

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A literary hall of mirrors

Poster advertising Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School in Cairo (source: Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School)

Cairo's Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School

The chance of a lifetime