Author: Rainer Hermann

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

US-President Barack Obama meets Saudi King Abdullah in Washington DC (photo: Roger L. Wollenberg/EPA)

Saudi Arabia and America

The Estrangement of Two Allies

Head of Egypt's Armed Forces, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: Reuters)

Egypt after the Military Coup

Dead End

Demonstration in Yemen (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

After the Arab Revolutions

Islamic Modernity

Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Mohamed Morsi

''We Don't Want a Theocratic State''

Demonstration in Cairo against the reintroduction of emergency laws (photo: dpa)

Egypt before the First Post-Mubarak Parliamentary Election

Organised Uncertainty

A jubilant crowd in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, after the news broke President Saleh had left the country (photo: AP)

Power Struggle in Yemen

A Yemeni Tribal Affair