Politics

Hassan Rouhani gives a speech at the Khomeini mausoleum on 1 May 2017 (photo: jamaran.ir)

Economic policy in Iran

Rouhani′s inevitable failure

″Manich Msameh″ (No forgiveness) demonstrators protesting against the bill of economic reconciliation on 13 May 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA Wire/C. Mahjoub)

From El Kamour to Carthage: #We will Not Recoil#

Rebels with a cause

The Public Prosecutor General′s coat of arms in Karlsruhe (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Assad's crimes tried in German courts?

Hoping for justice

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. President Donald Trump shaking hands at the White House (photo: Reuters/C. Barria)

Trump, Abbas and the Middle East conflict

Rose-tinted posturing

Handprints as a symbol of protest against Saudi airstrikes in Yemen (photo: Reuters)

Saudi military involvement in Yemen

Chronically insecure

Demonstration poster caught on a barbed wire fence showing Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Ahmed Qassim and murdered teenager Mustafa Hamdan (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhotos/A. B. Al Kamel)

Bahrain′s slide towards military rule

Tightening the noose

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Saudi domestic policy

Salman the Powerful

Demonstration of solidarity with the arrested leader of Fatah, Marwan Barghouti (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

Raising the stakes

Abdallah Djaballah, leader of the Islamist FJD in front of party headquarters in Algeria (photo: AFP)

Algeria′s Islamists

Grasping at straws

Sunni clerics attend a ″Fighting Extremism and Terrorism″ conference at Al-Azhar in Cairo in 2014

Islam, Al-Azhar and the terrorists′ ideology

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If the cap fits

Men reading political party campaign posters on Martyrs′ Square in Algiers on 9 April 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Parliamentary elections in Algeria

It's hardly democracy

Anies Baswedan (right) campaigning in Jakarta (photo: Reuters)

Indonesia′s gubernatorial elections

The tolerance litmus test

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech in front of the presidential palace in Ankara on 17 April 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Ege Gurun)

Turkey post-referendum

Reconciliation – not a chance!

Protesters in Istanbul demonstrate following announcement of referendum result on 16 April 2017 (photo: AFP Photo/Yasin Akgul)

Erdogan’s post-referendum Turkey

Divided, now rule

Iranian women's rights activist and filmmaker Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (photo: Facebook)

Interview with Iranian women's rights activist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh

″No woman can be worse than Ahmadinejad″

Protesters on Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring and Western Winter

Look before you leap!

Syrian opposition delegation headed by Mohammad Alloush (centre) attending the first round of negotiations in Astana, January 2017 (photo: Reuters/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov)

The Syrian conflict

Mendacious diplomacy

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech following the airstrike on Syria (photo: Reuters)

U.S. missile strike in Syria

Trump turns the table

President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad (source: MPC Journal)

Assad and the rise of IS

My enemy's enemy

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a Berlin press conference in 2014 (photo: Imago/Zuma)

Germany′s ′Nazi′ methods

Erdogan – the expert on democracy

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