Morocco′s grand plan
In pursuit of economic union
Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin
Chasing fata morganas
An appeal to Muslims
Call out the terrorists!
Securitising Turkish foreign policy
Turning back the clock

Economic Community of West African States

Morocco is launching a charm offensive as the kingdom seeks to expand its influence in West Africa. Membership of the economic union ECOWAS is also on the agenda. Yet not everyone welcomes the idea. By Gwendolin HilseRead more

Literature versus reality

She fought for renewal and lost her illusions. In a very personal text, Egyptian writer Mansoura Ez-Eldin explains how literature accompanied her through a time of radical change Read more

Islam in Europe

Muslims in the West need to shoulder some of the burden when it comes to combatting extremism, otherwise they themselves may well fall under the wheels of the proverbial bus. Commentary by Mousa BarhoumaRead more

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey′s armed forces chief is due to visit Tehran this week, the trip is the latest by the region′s top generals in and out of Ankara. This military traffic is being seen as evidence of a foreign policy increasingly dictated by security concerns, last seen in the 1990′s. Dorian Jones reports from IstanbulRead more


Turkish soldier in a tank near Jarabulus on the Syrian-Turkish border, September 2016 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Securitising Turkish foreign policy: Turning back the clock

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood show the ″R4bia″ symbol as a sign of their solidarity with the destroyed Rabaa protest sit-in in August 2013 (photo: Wikipedia)

Middle East


Egypt′s Muslim Brotherhood: The seed of violence

Aydan Ozoguz (SPD), Germany′s federal commissioner for migration, refugees and integration attends the German Islam Conference in 2015 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Immigrants in Germany

Electioneering in the Federal Republic: Courting the immigrant vote


Imams pray on the Champs Elysees in Paris as part of the trans-European "Muslims Against Terror" march, July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Kunigkeit)

Islam in Europe

An appeal to Muslims: Call out the terrorists!

The Sukkot Shalom synagogue, one of more than 20 synagogues in Tehran (photo: DW)

Judaism in Iran

The minority perspective: ″Jews and Muslims respect each other″

Symbolic image: Muslim prayer chain and prayer cap (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Atheism in the Arab World

The dictators' scourge: Of 'heresy' and humanists

Syrian writer Widad Nabi (photo: Heike Steinweg)

Syrians in Germany

Writer Widad Nabi: ″Integration is the search for common ground″


Egyptian film director Tamer El Said (photo: private)

Interview with director Tamer El Said

"In the Last Days of the City": Between light and dark

Indian novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

"The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"

Novelist Arundhati Roy: "India is colonising itself"

Jerry and Axmed Naaji, musicians in 1970s Mogadishu (source: Ostinato Records)

Album review

Lost Somali tapes: ″Sweet as broken dates″