Country: Jordan

Syrian refugees at the north-eastern Jordanian border with Syria near Royashed Town, January 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Jordan and the Syrian refugees

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Across a great divide

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

Political scientist Dr Andre Bank (photo: private)

Interview with Andre Bank, political scientist

"The refugees are part of Jordanian politics"

How much should the Koran influence our country's laws (source: Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center: Islam and national laws in the Muslim world

Stock image of primary school children

Education in the Arab world

Stop corrupting the next generation!

Egyptian police in a suburb of Cairo (photo: AFP)

Reforming the Arab security sector

A plea for transparency

Egyptian journalists and photographers protest against the government′s repressive stance towards freedom of expression (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Democracy and civil society in the Arab world

Talk is not a crime

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

Fighting jihadism

The fatal attraction of IS

Middle Eastern wasteland (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Geopolitics in the Middle East

A new century dawns

Heads of state convene in Vienna to agree a roadplan aimed at bringing the Syrian civil war to an end (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East

Preserving the Ottoman mosaic

Column of IS vehicles (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

IS and the lessons learnt

Negotiating beyond time and space

Litrix.de Panel: Rania Zaghir und Amira El-Ahl, vlnr (Foto: Goethe-Institut/Mirko Lux)

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

Civilians flee Assad's bombs in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

CrossCulture interns at the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart (photo: Juliane Pfordte)

CrossCulture internships

A catalyst for societal change

Jordanian demonstrator in Amman demands regime change, 13.11.2012 (photo: Jamal Fkhaidah/DW)

Arab protest movements

The brief Jordanian spring

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