Country: Qatar

The Saudi King Salman (left), British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa of Bahrain during the GCC summit on 7 December 2016 in Manama (photo: AFP)

Re-assessing Western involvement in the Middle East

Far from Utopian

Symbolic image of World Cup 2022 to be hosted by Qatar

World Cup 2022 and Qatari reforms

So much hot air

Oilfield in Syria′s Kurdish Derik (photo: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images)

Oil and development in the Middle East

A two-edged sword

Asian workers on a building site in Doha, Qatar (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Gulf State economies

The expat bonus

Saudi King Salman (right) with his nephew, Interior Minister Mohammed Naïf (photo: Reuters)

Panama Paper revelations

The Emirs of Panama

Hamid Dabashi, Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York (source: www.hamiddabashi.com)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

A plea for Islamic tolerance

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

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

Rafik Schami (photo: Peter Hassiepen 2015)

Interview with Rafik Schami

"Escape is a life-saver"

Members of the Syrian opposition in Aleppo (photo: Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Nader Othman, deputy PM of the Syrian interim government

People want professionals, not Facebook heroes

IS supporters in Mosul, Iraq (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Strategies for combating IS

Plea for a wide-angled view of the Arab world

Salafists protesting at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 30 March 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/W. Steinberg)

The jihadi fighters of IS

"Jihadism has become a German phenomenon"

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

Chancellor Merkel and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar in Berlin on 17 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images/J. MacDougall)

Qatar's foreign policy

Little emirate, big ambition

Syrian opposition leader Ahmad al-Jarba (left) and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Outside intervention in Syria

Wanted: moderate, reliable rebels for fight against IS

Anti-government protests in Ras Roman near Manama, Bahrain (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Book review: "Sectarian Gulf" by Toby Matthiesen

Sectarianism instead of revolution

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