Author: Stefan Buchen

US Secretary of State John Kerry on a visit to the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

The Iraq crisis and the West

The ugly new order in the "Fertile Crescent"

An election poster for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo that reads "He is the one we can trust" (photo: SN/APA (DPA)/MICHAEL KAPPELER)

Presidential election in Egypt

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A nation marching in step

A statue of Justitia (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Open Letter to a Border Guard

Defending Our Borders against the Scum

Protests against Prism and digital surveillance (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Surveillance and Domestic Security since 9/11

Like Donkeys Carrying Books

Scene from 'Manuscript's don't burn' by Mohammed Rasoulof  (source: Festival Cannes)

Mohammed Rasoulof's ''Manuscripts Don't Burn''

Iranian Agents as Killers

Israeli fighter jet (photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Air Attacks in Syria

Blinding Flashes in a Shadowy War

Soldiers of the Afghan National Army are being trained by German Armed Forces in Camp Pamir near Kunduz (photo: dpa)

Afghanistan as the Western Troop Withdrawal Nears

The Failure of Dialogue

Gallows in Iran (photo: MEHR)

Justice in Iran

Petty Criminals Sent to the Gallows

A member of the PKK warms herself by the fire at a camp in the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border with northern Iraq (photo: AP)

Alliance between the PKK and the Assad Regime

A Political Sect on the Wrong Track

Yussuf al-Qaradawi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Shia-Sunni Conflict

The Most Deadly Religious War of our Time

Anti-American mural at the former US embassy in Teheran (photo: Reuters)

The Iranian Writer Amir Hassan Cheheltan

The Loyal Dissident