White terrorism
Murder on their minds
Enlightenment in the Islamic world
Refuting the 'westernisation' narrative
Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA
Those who cry wolf
Criticising Erdogan
Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

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

Enlightenment in the Islamic world

In his latest work, essayist and seasoned correspondent Christopher de Bellaigue presents the Islamic world in the 19th century in a new light. His main thrust? The Islamic Middle East did indeed experience its own genuine Enlightenment. By Arnold HottingerRead more

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

In our populist age, right-wing ideologues manage to move in high circles, muting their overt racism and disguising their bigotry beneath a lot of smart patter. But they also benefit from the lofty disdain of the liberal elites, which validates their narrative of victimisation. Commentary by Ian BurumaRead more

Criticising Erdogan

The narrative of an "enlightened" and generally democratic Turkey, a country that is currently in the process of being destroyed by Erdogan, should not go unchallenged, says Tayfun GuttstadtRead 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

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

People grieve at a memorial held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, 07.04.2014 (photo: Getty Images)

Muslims against the Rwandan genocide

No-one has the right to kill!

′Ottoman Hostel′ Sufi centre in Germany′s Eifel region (photo: DW/M. Odabasi)

Religious freedom in Germany

Constitutionally irrelevant

Culture

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

Author Joseph Andras (photo: Rezvan S.)

Book review: Joseph Andras′ ″De nos freres blesses ″

A shameful chapter