Country: Gulf Region

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) together with Saudi Arabia′s King Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Power play in Saudi Arabia

Charting a seismic shift

A woman stands at a barbed wire fence, in the background on the other side stands a crowd of people (photo: Benjamin Haas/Fotolia)

Islamic debate about human rights

The erroneous 'cultural distinction'

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Vision 2030 presentation – a plan to transform the Saudi economy (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Reform in Saudi Arabia

Progress or megalomania?

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Demonstration for freedom and democracy in Bahrain in September 2012 (photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Last ditch democracy

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 24.07.2017 in Doha (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Turkey and the Gulf states

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Sticking his neck out for Qatar

Owner of Saint German football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi and Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a training session in Doha, 2012 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Soft power and football

Qatar vs. UAE: The not-so-beautiful game

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, King Salman and Mohammed bin Salman (right) launch the Vision 2030 reform project in April 2016 (photo: Reuters)

Gulf States

Saudi economic policy: How much reform?

Girls wave the flag of Kurdistan on Flag Day in the regional capital of Arbil, Iraq, 17.12.2014 (photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq

Kurdish referendum for political relevance: Papering over the cracks

Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn (photo: Ulrike Hummel)

Environmental protection in Islam

Patterning nature

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

Unemployed university graduates in Tunis protest the lack of job opportunities (photo: Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi)

The future of the Middle East

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How about a Marshall Plan?

Egyptian man sits in a church following the IS attack on Coptic Christians in Tanta, Egypt (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Islam in the Middle East

The curse of religiosity

Members of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi ultimatum for Qatar

Turning up the heat?

Qatari defence ministry staff members wait while Minister of Defence Khalid bin Mohammad al-Attiyah welcomes U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis (neither pictured) for a meeting in Doha on 22 April 2017 (photo: Jonathan Ernst Pool/Getty Images)

Qatar diplomatic crisis

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Playing the waiting game

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