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Israeli musician David Broza performs the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies on 29 May 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Album review: "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" by David Broza

"A combined effort of the mind, the heart and the soul"

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

The EU's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (left) and the foreign ministers of the P5+1 states in Vienna, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Roland Schlager)

Nuclear negotiations with Iran

The nuclear waiting game

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing a meeting of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM) in Istanbul, 24 November 2014 (photo: picture-alliance-abaca)

International conspiracy theories and xenophobia in Turkey

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Turkey alone against the world

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

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"

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world

Turkish tanks on a hill overlooking the Syrian city of Kobani, which is under siege from Islamic State (photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey and the alliance against IS

Of inaction and double standards

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

Clarinettist Kinan Azmeh (left) and soprano Dima Orsho (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Interview with Kinan Azmeh and Dima Orsho

"All we can do is sing and play our hearts out"

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

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

A man standing on election posters featuring images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad and Islamic State

The two faces of terror in Syria

IS supporters in Mosul on 16 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Shifting alliances in the Middle East

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My enemy's enemy is my friend

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