Islamic State (IS) flag and placard in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Ibrahim)

Volker Perthes: "The end of the Middle East, as we know it"

The end of Sykes-Picot?

A Syrian woman in Aleppo flees an air raid by Assad′s regime (photo: Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

The global risks of an imploding Middle East

A region in flames

Hungary′s prime minister Viktor Orban (photo: Reuters/H.P. Bader)

Hungary and Islam

Defending Christendom

German soldiers in conversation with village dwellers near Kunduz in 2011 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

After the Taliban attack on Kunduz

Lacking political vision

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

Foreign fighters allied with the PPU in Syria (photo: DW/K. Sheikho)

Combatting Islamic State

Foreign fighters ″crusade″ against IS

Al Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mahmoud awaiting trial (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Al-Sisi′s Egypt


Hopes for a free press fading

Jordanian demonstrator in Amman demands regime change, 13.11.2012 (photo: Jamal Fkhaidah/DW)

Arab protest movements

The brief Jordanian spring

Kristin Helberg (photo: Jan Kulke/photoartberlin)

Kristin Helberg goes on record about the Syrian conflict


″We need an alternative to Assad″

India′s prime minister, Narendra Modi (photo: Getty Images/AFP/R. Schmidt)

Hindus and Muslims in India

Why census data is a priority political issue

A Syrian refugee in Berlin with an Angela Merkel placard (photo: DW/S. Amri)

The Arab view of the European refugee crisis

Ludicrous squabbling

Demonstration by General Qassem Soleimani′s supporters in Mashhad (photo: SNN.ir)

The role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

Reining in the lion

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO

Palestine′s office-weary regent

Salafists burn the French flag in front of the French Cultural Centre in Gaza (photo: AFP/Getty Images/M. Abed)

Jihadist youths

Is Islam a radicalising force?

Syrian refugees at the Serbian-Hungarian border (photo: Getty Images/AFP/E. Barukcic)

The Syrian exodus

"Stop Assad's bombs, then we'll go back"

Border control in Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Impact of border controls in the EU

The European downward spiral

Protesting corruption in Iraq (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Popular unrest in the Middle East

Who says popular demand for change is off the agenda?

"Refugees welcome" placard (photo: fotolia.com)

The EU's asylum and migration policy

Necessary migrants

Demonstration against "business amnesty legislation" planned by the government in the capital Tunis (photo: Sarah Mersch)

Planned ″business amnesty legislation″ in Tunisia

Tunisia: sweeping history under the carpet rather than confronting the past?

Shias protest in Baghdad against corruption and mismanagement (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

Protesting corruption and mismanagement in Iraq

Caught in the spotlight