Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Chinese police units in Urumqi, Xinjiang (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Uighurs' situation

An escalation of violence in Xinjiang

The blue peacock, symbol of the Yazidi faith (source: Wikipedia)

The culture and faith of the Yazidis

Demonised and eternally misunderstood

The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy Catherine Ashton, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif (photo: Reuters)

Iran's nuclear programme

Hope Must Go On

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (left) during a visit to President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran (photo: AFP)

Iran's role in the Iraq conflict

An ally, but not a puppet

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (photo: Reuters)

One year on from Rouhani's election victory

Surprise and disenchantment

An election poster in Afghanistan (photo: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Afghanistan expert Thomas Ruttig

1

"The violence threshold is low"

Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters)

Narendra Modi and the Indian Muslims

2

Divisive figure could become India's next PM

After the talks in Geneva (photo: Reuters)

Nuclear Talks with Iran

Historic Step on a Rocky Road

Iranian reactor in Bushehr (photo: dapd)

Nuclear Conflict with Iran

Time for the West to Shift its Stance

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo: MEHR/DW)

Iran Nuclear Conflict

The Gaping Void in the Debate over Iran