Author: Karim El-Gawhary

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Death sentence against Mohammed Morsi

Democracy is futile

Soldiers from the Iraqi army and Shia volunteer fighters prepare for the offensive to take back Tikrit from the jihadis of IS (photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani)

Offensive against IS in Iraq

Sowing the seeds of the next disaster

A masked man during the football riots in Cairo, 8 February 2015 (photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian soccer stadium deaths

Black day for the "White Knights"

Tahrir Square in Cairo was cordoned off by the army on 25 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/M. Abd El Ghany)

Fourth anniversary of Egypt's January Revolution

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Graveyard silence replaces revolutionary euphoria

Al-Azhar university in Cairo (photo: Getty Images)

Reactions to the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in the Arab world

"Radicals killed radicals"

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) on a state visit to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

The Middle East in 2014

New regional power games

People on Tahrir Square protesting against the outcome of Hosni Mubarak's trial on 29 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/L. Farouk)

Protests in Egypt

"Down with all Mubaraks!"

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab world

Amsha and her child (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

The abduction of women by IS

Traded like cattle

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

Peshmerga fighters in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Peshmerga fight against IS militia

An unpredictable enemy

Members of an ISIS unit in Nineveh (photo: AFP)

ISIS and the Iraqi government

In the grip of the jihadists

Supporters of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi on 3 June 2014 in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

EU election monitors in Egypt

Alienating all sides

Mohammed Badie, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, waves from inside the defendants' cage during the trial of brotherhood members in February 2014 (photo: Ahmed Gamil/AFP/Getty Images)

More mass death sentences in Egypt

The breakdown of Egypt's legal system

Memorial service for Mayada Ashraf, who was killed recently in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Attacks on journalists in Egypt

Caught in the crossfire

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