Politics

The ailing Algerian president, Abdelaziz (l.) receives the new head of the armed forces, Ahmed Gaid Salah (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

President Bouteflika and Algeria′s future

The sick man of the Mediterranean

The political sociologist Bilgin Ayata (photo: private)

Turkey: interview with Bilgin Ayata

No haven for refugees

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Geneva peace negotiations on the war in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Coffrini)

Syria and Geneva III

The great pretenders

The Egyptian author Mansoura Ez-Eldin (photo: Arian Fariborz)

The Egyptian Revolution five years on

Ghosts of the uprising

The Egyptian intellectual and former opposition leader Amr Hamzawy during an election rally for his liberal party in December 2012 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Amr Hamzawy

"Egyptians fear for their security"

Palestinian author and publisher Abdel Bari Atwan (photo: picture-alliance/photoshot)

Islamic State

Know your enemy

Demonstration on Mohamed Mahmoud Street on 12.10.2012 (photo: Sofian Philip Naceur)

Gentrification in Egypt

Urban counter-revolution in Cairo

The Tunisian legal scholar Slim Laghmani (photo: private)

Interview with Slim Laghmani on Tunisia′s national crisis

″We′re halfway there″

French support for Bouazizi (photo: Antoine Walter; source: Wikimedia commons.org)

Five years of Arab Spring

The butterfly effect

The Egyptian Sayyid Qutb (photo: picture-alliance/AA/I. Yakut)

Muslim Brotherhood texts

Once valued, now proscribed

Racist banner that refutes Germany’s culture of welcome

New Year′s Eve and Islam in Germany

A gift from the gods

World map showing the Middle East (source: Deutsche Welle)

Iran-Saudi conflict

The Middle East′s Cold War

John Louis Esposito (photo: Georgetown University)

Interview with the Islam scholar John Louis Esposito

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Islam′s image problem

An International Red Cross (ICRC) aid convoy en route to the besieged Syrian town of Madaya (photo: ICRC/Pawel Krzysiek/dpa)

Civil war in Syria

Assad is starving his own people – with impunity

Protests in Tehran over the execution of the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

Iran and Saudi Arabia:

The impending storm

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

Rioting on Tsrael's border with the Gaza Strip (photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Middle East conflict

What prospect peace?

Afghan security forces at Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan (photo: picture alliance/ZUMA Press/S. Saiem)

NATO in Afghanistan

Hopes of withdrawal fade

Egypt′s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during the opening of the Suez Canal (photo: Reuters/The Egyptian Presidency)

Repression and legitimation in Egypt

The world as al-Sisi sees it

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