Recruitment strategies used by IS
A mutation of religion
The Palestinian village of Susiya
Archaeology of a dispossession
Palestinian feature film "Eyes of a Thief"
A political family drama
Erdogan and the Turkish Army
Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

The crude promises of salvation and ideological constructs propagated by IS, and the apocalyptic fantasies it is spreading via films and magazines on the Internet make the terrorist militia attractive to radical forces not only in the Arab world but in Europe too. By Michael KieferRead more

A view of the ancient synagogue, which was later turned into a mosque, from the road leading to Khirbet Susiya

The Palestinian village of Susiya

Susiya is a small Palestinian village in the West Bank. In 1986, when the remains of a synagogue were found in the village, the site was declared a national park and the land confiscated. Residents were relocated to nearby agricultural lands. Last March, the Israeli government sought permission from the High Court of Justice to demolish the village and relocate its residents again, claiming the land for further archaeological work. Ylenia Gostoli visited the village to find out moreRead more

Palestinian feature film "Eyes of a Thief"

Is he a terrorist or a freedom fighter? Whatever the audience might feel, the main protagonist of the film "Eyes of a Thief" is portrayed first and foremost as a father searching for his lost daughter. The Palestinian-Jordanian director Najwa Nijjar brings us a family drama that doesn't shy away from making political statements. By Laura PannaschRead more

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army

One of the main achievements of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been to stop the Turkish Army meddling in politics. In the past few months, however, the president seems to have begun allying himself with the army in what could be a major realignment in Turkish politics. Dorian Jones in Istanbul considers whether this is a tactical or a strategic change in policyRead more

Politics

President Erdogan attends the Turkish International Ceremony at Mehmetcik Abidesi Martyrs Memorial to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign, 24 April 2015 (photo: Getty Iamges/ C. Koall)

Rapprochement between Erdogan and the Turkish Army

Short-term tactic or long-term strategy?

Turkish National Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz (front) lays flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers, Gallipoli, 25 April 2014 (photo: imago/Xinhua)

The AKP's version of Turkish history

Contrasting interpretations of Gallipoli

A man visits the exhibition "Speaking to one another", a collection of personal memories of the past in Turkey and Armenia (photo: DW)

The German Empire and the Armenian genocide

Turning a blind eye

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on 31 May 2014 (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Germany's Middle East Policy

Is Germany changing tack?

Society

Supporters of Islamic State (photo: AP)

Recruitment strategies used by Islamic State

A mutation of religion

A view of the ancient synagogue, which was later turned into a mosque, from the road leading to Khirbet Susiya (photo: Ylenia Gostoli)

The Palestinian village of Susiya

Archaeology of a dispossession

An overcrowded boat filled with refugees (photo: AP)

After the refugee catastrophe in the Mediterranean

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How the EU is killing refugees

"The Pipelighter" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Wikipedia)

The headscarf in the colonial period

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Remove your veils!

Culture

Sara Najafi and Parvin Namazi (both left) in a still from the film "No Land's Song"

Film review: "No Land's Song"

One woman's quest to make Iranian women's voices heard

Still from the film "Eyes of a Thief"

Palestinian feature film "Eyes of a Thief"

A political family drama

Festival-goers enjoying the music at "Les Dunes Electroniques" (photo: Jannis Hagmann)

Electro Festival "Les Dunes Electroniques" in Tunisia

Beats and bass in the desert

Orhan Pamuk at the launch of his book "A strangeness in my mind" (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Book review: Orhan Pamuk's novel "A Strangeness in my mind"

A journey through time to a lost world