Author: Stefan Buchen

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

Racist banner that refutes Germany’s culture of welcome

New Year′s Eve and Islam in Germany

A gift from the gods

Hungary′s prime minister Viktor Orban (photo: Reuters/H.P. Bader)

Hungary and Islam

Defending Christendom

Border control in Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Impact of border controls in the EU

The European downward spiral

Refugees in Hungary hold up posters of Merkel (photo: Reuters/B. Szabo)

The responsibility of the wealthy in the refugee crisis

Plea for a refugee solidarity tax

Kamel Daoud (photo: Getty Images/B. Langlois)

Book review: Kamel Daoud's "The Meursault Investigation"

To kill an Arab

A Shia imam and a Shia fighter in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

Sunni-Shia conflict

The enemy of my enemy

President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: Reuters)

The West's strategy in the Middle East

Hollow alliance

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

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