Country: Jordan

Bazaar in Damascus (photo: picture-alliance/bildagentur-online.com)

The economic impact of the Syrian war

Escaping the Middle East's violence trap

Amjad Nasser (photo: Amjad Nasser)

Amjad Nasser on the role of Arab writers in Arab society

Speaking out in societies without words

The Palestinian-Jordanian political scientist and journalist Rami G. Khouri (photo: AP)

Interview with Rami G. Khouri

Fragmentation of the Arab world

Poster advertising the Riahi brothers' "Everyday Rebellion" project (photo: W-film/Golden Girls Filmproduktion)

Interview with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi

"Non-violent revolutions are not a hippie fantasy"

Demonstration in Amman in support of the Jordanian government in the fight against terrorism (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/R. Adayleh)

After the murder of the pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh

Rage, not fear

Protests against IS's killing of the Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh Amman, 6 February 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/epa/J. Nasrallah)

Killing of Jordanian pilot

United in sorrow, united against IS

President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: Reuters)

The West's strategy in the Middle East

Hollow alliance

Postcard from the time of the First World War showing the allies Kaiser Wilhelm II, left, Sultan Mehmed V, centre, and Kaiser Franz-Joseph, right (photo: picture-alliance)

Historical roots of the current Middle East crisis

The end of an artificial construct

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

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

Khaled the tailor in front of his shop with its new logo, Amman, Jordan (photo: Essa Almasri/Wajha)

Art and Design in Jordan

A facelift for Amman's artisanal businesses

Jubilant mujahideen on a captured Russian armoured personnel carrier during the war between Afghanistan and the USSR (photo: Getty Images)

Book review: Fadia Faqir's "Willow Trees Don't Weep"

Abandoned for the sake of jihad

Sign and logo of the Hakawati bookshop in Amman (photo: Claudia Mende)

The Hakawati bookshop for children and young people in Amman

Huge appetite for exciting stories

Children playing in the kindergarten for traumatised children in Manshia, Syria (photo: Laura Overmeyer)

Syrian refugee children

A lost generation in the making

A demonstrator and opponent of the new government in Cairo prepares to throw a Molotov cocktail at security forces in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Three years after the Arab uprisings

Tyranny has gone unpunished

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