Author: Stefan Buchen

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


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