Country: Mashriq

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

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

The Moroccan-French artist Leila Alaoui (photo: Leila Alaoui)

Interview with Leila Alaoui

Morocco's art scene: a coin with two faces

"Spotted", Dubai 2014 (photo: 
© George Awde; work exhibited at the IMA)

Photography Biennale of the Contemporary Arab World

A feast for the eyes

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

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

Geopolitics in the Middle East

A new century dawns

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

The Arab world

(Not) an unlimited book market?

US Foreign Minister John Kerry with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters/B. Smialowski)

The West and the Islamic world

The despotic temptation

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Author Navid Kermani on 15.09.2014 at a reading in a Koblenz bookshop (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/T. Frey)

Navid Kermani on Christianity

The awe of a loving unbeliever

Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

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

Arab protest movements

The brief Jordanian spring

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

Illustration from the "Thousand and One Nights": the virgin Scheherazade tells King Shariyar stories to save her own life (photo: picture-alliance/akg-images)

Goethe′s fascination with the "Thousand and One Nights"

Mephistopheles spoke; Scheherazade beguiled

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