Societal repression in Egypt
The tentacles of autocracy
Diversity in the workforce
Getting integration right
A ″Banthology″ of short stories
Framing the dangerous nations
Friedrich Ebert Foundation's MENA youth study
The optimism of youth

Societal repression in Egypt

The process of repression is outsourced to the citizenry who indirectly secure absolute power for the regime. Taking Egypt as an example, Maged Mandour describes this vicious circle, in which the masses are both the victims and the beneficiaries of repression Read more

Diversity in the workforce

Changing demographics, a shortage of skilled workers, digitalisation – German companies have to do some re-thinking as they are increasingly forced to rely on "outsiders". But how? Some answers from Insa WredeRead more

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Born in a difficult space, this seven-story collection celebrates the work of prose artists from Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Libya, and Iraq – the seven nations on Donald Trump′s January 2017 travel-ban diktat. Marcia Lynx Qualey read the bookRead more

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

A study by Germany's Friedrich Ebert Foundation shows that young people from Arabic-speaking countries have an optimistic outlook on life, but little faith in politics. Christoph Hasselbach spoke to the study's co-editor for more insightRead more

Politics

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt

The tentacles of autocracy

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington (photo: Reuters)

U.S. policy on the Middle East

The imperial reflex

Die Proteste im Winter 2010/2011 führten zum Sturz von Machthaber Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Foto: Imago/Kyodo News

Non-fiction: Safwan M. Masri′s ″Tunisia – An Arab anomaly″

A history of intellectual excellence

Protests in Tunisia against austerity and price hikes (photo: picture-alliance)

Social unrest in Tunisia

You′re on your own

Society

Arab youth (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Friedrich Ebert Foundation publishes MENA youth study

The optimism of youth

Symbolic image regarding the recognition of foreign university qualifications in Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Diversity in the workforce

Getting integration right

Turkish exiles′ news platform ″Ahval″ (source: Ahval)

Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"

Hardly politically neutral

Culture

Symbolic image of Trump's travel ban; international travellers arriving at Boston's Logan Airport are reflected in a door next to a no entry sign (photo: Reuters/B. Snyder)

Book review: a ″Banthology″ of short stories

Framing the dangerous nations

Syrian dramatist Wael Kadour (photo: private)

Interview with Syrian playwright Wael Kadour

A vehicle for integration

Libyan author Hisham Matar (photo: Luchterhand Literaturverlag)

Interview with Libyan author Hisham Matar

″You can't turn back the clock″

Screenshot of the Schiller concert in Tehran on the website schillermusic.com

Electronic music band Schiller in Tehran

The pull of the West