Politics

Bombarded and besieged, the Syrian town of Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with Kristin Helberg on the Syria conflict

Boundless cynicism

Female Hassan Rouhani supporter during a presidential election rally in Tehran on 16 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Iranʹs image in Europe

Making believe

This archive photo dated 09.08.2014 shows Syrian refugee children carry water bottles as they walk amid damage and the remains of tents for Syrian refugees that were burnt in the fighting between Lebanese army soldiers and Islamist militants in the Sunni Muslim border town of Arsal, in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley (photo: Reuters/Ahmad Shalha)

Syrian refugees

The burden of hospitality

Publicity material about Oman′s ruler, Sultan Qaboos (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Sultanate of Oman

A happy symbiosis

In this archive photo taken on 18.07.2015, a right-wing extremist covers his face against tear gas during an anti-Islam rally in Prague, Czech Republic (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Singer)

Resurgence in European populism

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Itʹs an ill wind

Supporters of Morocco's Hirak El-Shaabi movement hold placards and shout slogans calling for the release of the movement's leader Nasser Zefzafi outside the Casablanca Court of Appeals during his trial on 31 October 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP Photo/F. Senna)

Moroccoʹs treatment of Hirak El-Shaabi

Fair trial? Fat chance

Iranian woman in front of graffiti bearing the message "And how do you like the protests, Sir?", the ʹSirʹ in this instance being Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: DW)

Neoliberalism and Iranʹs protest movement

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It's the economy, stupid!

White Helmet volunteers rescue children from the destruction of Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Syria’s White Helmets

Stigmatising saviours

Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman (photo: AP)

Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkul Karman

"We need to bring back the Arab Spring!"

In this photo dated 26.03.2016, supporters of Yemen's deceased former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and allies of Shia Houthi rebels, climb flag poles in Sanaa during a rally to mark the first anniversary of the Saudi-led military campaign against them (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Mohammed)

Yemen′s Houthis

Defenders of the country?

Tunisian and European Union flags fly over the dome of the German Parliament (photo: Soeren Stache/dpa)

Tunisia and the EU

Bolster the young democracy!

Protests in New York against U.S. airstrikes in Syria on 7 April 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

War in Syria

Ending America′s disastrous role

Military parade in the United Arab Emirates (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emirates News Agency)

Saudi Arabian and UAE foreign policy

A finger in every pie

Iran′s revolutionary leader Ali Khamenei speaks to relatives of the martyr families in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance)

The Islamic Republic turns 39

At risk of Syrianisation?

Algerian flag bearing the likeness of President Bouteflika in Algiers (photo: Reuters)

Europe and Algeria

The trust deficit

A man sits next to a mural of Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm al-Sheikh (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

The role of Egypt′s armed forces

A military empire

Demonstration against German arms exports in front of the German Parliament in Berlin (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany's arms exports controversy

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When doves cry

Turkish units capture Mount Burseya in northern Syria on 28 January 2018, as part of Operation Olive Branch (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Turkey′s Syrian offensive

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A war of America′s making

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