Author: Stefan Buchen

Murdered in Auschwitz: the Jewish Arabist Hedwig Klein (photo: private, undated)

Hedwig Klein and "Mein Kampf"

The unknown Arabist

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

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, speaking (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia's foreign policy

Catalogue of political failures

Demonstrators burn an Israeli flag in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: imago/snapshot)

Muslim anti-Semitism

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Pointing the finger

Man praying in a synagogue (photo: picture-alliance/DPA)

Controversial documentary on anti-Semitism

"Bibi" TV

Iraqi boy riding past a burning oil-field following an IS attack in Qayyarah near Mosul (photo: Getty Images/C. Court)

Arab identity crisis

What is left of the Arabs?

French philosopher, essayist and academic Tzvetan Todorov (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)v

On the death of philosopher and essayist Tzvetan Todorov

We are all barbarians

″Istanbul″ board game illustration (by Pegasus-Spiele)

The German board game 'Istanbul'

Good clean Oriental fun?

Syrian writer and poet Ra′id Wahsh (photo: Salama Abdo)

Syrian author and poet Ra′id Wahsh

Who ate the sky?

Iranians at a rock concert on Kish Island, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Iran′s image in the West

Sheer incredulity

Symbolic image of climate change – cracked earth and grass (source: Colourbox)

Climate change consequences for the Islamic world

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Of infernal proportions

Shimon Peres (photo: Reuters/File Photo/A. Cohen)

On the death of Shimon Peres

Stranger than fiction

Putin and Erdogan shake hands at a recent meeting in St. Petersburg (photo: picture-alliance/TASS/M. Metzel)

Turkish-Russian relations

Farewell America

Archive image of Merkel and Erdogan (photo: dpa)

Turkey and the refugee deal

False friends forever

PEGIDA demonstration in Mainz (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Dedert)

AfD and its historical antecedents

Whose struggle is it anyway?

Treatment of leishmaniasis patients in an Aleppo hospital on 24 March 2013 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

"Aleppo Evil" spreading in Syria

A plague of parasites

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