Country: Europe

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

The Jordanian political scientist Mohammad Abu Rumman (photo: Günther Orth)

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

A Muslim in Sanaa reads the Koran (photo: Reuters)

Reforming Islam

Islam′s path to modernity

"Harun al Rashid receives envoys from Charlemagne, 786" by Julius Koeckert 1864 (owned by the Maximilianeum in Munich)

Caliphs and assassins

Between myth and reality

John Louis Esposito (photo: Georgetown University)

Interview with the Islam scholar John Louis Esposito

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Islam′s image problem

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

Aeham Ahmad, Syrian pianist in Damascus (photo: Johannes-Wasmuth-Gesellschaft e.V./Niraz Saied)

Interview with the pianist Aeham Ahmad

Bittersweet memories of Syria

Demonstration against the Assad regime (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

IS: the winners and the losers

The time is ripe for Bashar and his cronies

Buchcover "Auf der Flucht" von Karim El-Gawhary & Mathilde Schwabeneder; Quelle: Kremayr und Scheriau Verlag

Book review: ″Auf der Flucht″ by Karim El Gawhary and Mathilde Schwabeneder

Born in the wrong place

Young Muslims in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Heimken)

The Islam debate

The dual consciousness of Muslims

Abdellah Taia (photo: Hakan Lindquist)

Moroccan writer Abdellah Taia

Disenchantment and a hint of nostalgia

Barrel bomb attack by Assad′s regime over Douma, Damascus (photo: Reuters/B. Khabieh)

Western involvement in Syria

Fewer bombs, not more!

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the election trail (photo: Reuters/L. Nicholson)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

The politics of Islamophobia

Police guard the Eiffel Tower in Paris (photo: Reuters/Y. Hermann)

Terrorism debate

"Imagine there's a war and nobody notices"

Arun Kundnani, author of ″The end of tolerance″ (Pluto Press) and ″The Muslims are coming! Islamophobia, extremism, and the domestic war on terror″ (published by Verso) (photo: Arun Kundnani)

Interview with Arun Kundnani

Violence comes home

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