Islamism in Germany
Jihad in the schoolyard
Turkey and the refugee deal
False friends forever
Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″
Buried treasure
Religion and politics in Morocco
Blurred lines

Turkey and the refugee deal

Germany is facing a crucial question. How can the refugees be stopped? Demonstrating an alarming lack of historical awareness, Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting all her faith in an alliance with Turkey. Yet as events of the early 20th century clearly showed, Germany should never make its political destiny dependent on co-operation with the nationalistic Turkish state. An essay by Stefan BuchenRead more

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

The first German translation of a Kurdish-Iraqi novel has been published – and what a novel! Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″ is a bombshell. Stefan Weidner read the book Read more

Religion and politics in Morocco

In Tunisia, the Ennahda Party has announced it is decoupling its political work from ongoing efforts to establish an Islamic social model. In Morocco too, the Justice and Development Party is presenting itself as a primary advocate for the separation of both spheres. In this essay, Ali Anouzla examines what lies behind the rhetoric Read more

Politics

Abdelilah Benkirane, General Secretary of the Justice and Development Party – PJD (photo: DW)

Religion and politics in Morocco

Blurred lines

Archive image of Merkel and Erdogan (photo: dpa)

Turkey and the refugee deal

False friends forever

A woman passes revolution graffiti in Cairo (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Monteforte)

Where is Egypt's left heading?

"The political arena is closed"

Woman and child rescued off the Libyan coast (photo: Getty Images/G. Bouys)

Migration pact with Africa

The EU′s paper tiger

Society

Homophobic graffiti on a house wall (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Nimani)

Islam and homophobia

The hatred on our doorstep

Araq refugee camp, Jordan (photo: Dana Ritzmann)

Azraq refugee camp

Captives of the desert

Chen Alon, theatre director and co-founder of the NGO Combatants for Peace (source: formaat.org)

Interview with Chen Alon

Between the lines.

Culture

Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar a.k.a. The Muslim Guy (photo: private)

Arsalan Iftikhar is the Muslim Guy

″Scapegoats: How Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms″

Bachtyar Ali (photo: YouTube)

Book review: Bachtyar Ali′s ″Der letzte Granatapfel″

Buried treasure

Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

Book review: Eka Kurniawan′s ″Beauty is a wound″

A hidden literary gem

Palestinian poet and aid worker Jehan Bseiso (photo: private)

PalFest 2016: Interview with Palestinian poet Jehan Bseiso

Breaking the cultural siege on Palestine