Middle East policy under Donald Trump
Return of the dictators
Persian singer Mamak Khadem
Open to new influences
Palestinians in purgatory
Eternally displaced
Franco-German relations
Brothers in arms?

Middle East policy under Donald Trump

Just how the Trump administration will handle the thorny issue of the Middle East remains to be seen. Trump's policy of non-intervention and "pragmatic" alliances with authoritarian rulers is, however, likely to encourage the return of repressive dictatorships, lending them apparent respectability in exchange for guarantees of stability. By Rene WildangelRead more

Persian singer Mamak Khadem

Since the 1990s, the exiled Iranian singer Mamak Khadem has been combining Persian classical music with world music. For her new album, "The Road," she has discovered unusual Eastern European soundscapes. Marian Brehmer talked to the musician and listened to her latest CDRead more

Palestinians in purgatory

The number of internally displaced Palestinians is currently estimated to be around 300,000. A fact the Israeli government is keen to ignore. Hardly surprising, considering that acknowledging IDP rights of return would necessarily entail recognising the events of 1948 in their entirety. By Mona Bieling Read more

Franco-German relations

There was a time, immediately after German reunification in 1990, when many French feared Germany. Today, the roles are reversed. But Germans are not afraid so much of France as for it. By Dominique MoisiRead more

Politics

US President Elect Donald Trump in Indianapolis (photo: Reuters)

Middle East policy under Donald Trump

Return of the dictators

French and German flags in the centre of Straubing, a town in Lower Bavaria (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Franco-German relations

Brothers in arms?

US MQ-1 drone in Yemen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Military force and drone warfare

Post-truth victims

Nusra Front Islamists burn an Assad poster in Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Haj Kadour)

Charges against Bashar al-Assad

His turn will come

Society

Key in the West Bank town of Jericho symbolising the return of the Palestinians following the Nakba (photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians in purgatory

Eternally displaced

Political asylum-seeker Mazhar Zumrut from Diyarbakir (photo: DW/Volker Witting)

New wave of Turkish asylum-seekers

Ever optimistic

Participant in the My Stealthy Freedom Internet campaign in Tehran (source: My Stealthy Freedom)

Women's rights in Iran

Freedom by stealth – and its public impact

Iranians at a rock concert on Kish Island, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Iran′s image in the West

Sheer incredulity

Culture

Visitors to the German stand at the International Book Fair in Istanbul (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany at the Istanbul Book Fair

Solidarity with readers

Anas al-Basha, the last clown in Aleppo, is dead (source: AP)

Remembering ″the Clown of Aleppo″

The last laugh

Iranian singer Mamak Khadem (photo: Afshin Javadi/mamak-khadem.com)

Persian singer Mamak Khadem

Open to new influences

Discussion following a film screening in Cairo′s Jesuit Cinema Club (source: Jesuit Cinema Club)

″Cinema Clubs″ in Egypt

Rediscovering the silver screen