Author: Volker Perthes

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

Ravaged by war: The Northern Syrian city of Homs (photo: Reuters)

Syria and the Middle East

The End of the Sykes Picot System?

Protests on Tahrir Square, Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Aftermath of the Arab Spring

The Changing Map of Middle East Power

Protests against Mohammed Morsi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Power Struggle in Egypt

Courting Disaster

Abdelbasset Sida, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council (R), chats with council member George Sabra during a news conference in Istanbul July 13, 2012 (photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

The Opposition in Syria

The Least Common Denominator

Tahrir protests (photo: AP)

Twelve Months after the Start of the Arab Spring

Year Two of the Rebellions

Anti-Assad protests in Syria (photo: dapd)

Uprising against the Assad Regime in Syria

What Support for the Protest Movement?

Teenage protestor in Yemen (photo: dpa)

The Arab Spring and Its Implications

Departure from Ideology

Secretary General of Nato Rasmussen and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Political Change in the Middle East

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The Reordering of the World