Author: Ulrich von Schwerin

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

Ali Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Official Supreme Leader website)

Sunni–Shia relations

Iran's futile bid for ecumenism within Islam

IS jihadists in Mosul in June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Wilfried Buchta on the rise of IS and the fall of Iraq

"Iraq is irreversibly split"

The Boko Haram flag (photo: S. Yas/AFP/Getty Images)

The rise of Boko Haram

When the terror began

US President Obama during a summit meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council at Camp David (photo: Reuters/K. Lamarque)

Saudi Arabia's nuclear plans and Iran

Is a nuclear arms race looming in the Gulf?

Press conference after the announcement that agreement had been reached in Lausanne by the representatives of Iran, the five UN veto powers and Germany (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Nuclear talks with Iran

The long hoped-for breakthrough

The Hindu nationalist Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, during a BJP event in Ahmedabad (photo: Reuters)

Conversion of Christians and Muslims in India

Homecoming or forced conversion?

Prof Gudrun Kramer (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/J. Stratenschulte)

Interview with Gudrun Kramer


Muslims must take a critical look at controversial passages in the Koran

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


"The violence threshold is low"

Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters)

Narendra Modi and the Indian Muslims


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