Politics

Celebrating victory against IS in Mosul (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP/K. Kadim)

Middle East

Ending Iraq′s humanitarian crisis: Trust the people

Kurds celebrating Nowruz Festival in Istanbul (photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Kurdistan

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The future of a people: Good Kurd, bad Kurd

Girls wave the flag of Kurdistan on Flag Day in the regional capital of Arbil, Iraq, 17.12.2014 (photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq

Kurdish referendum for political relevance: Papering over the cracks

Aftermath of the attack on the German embassy at the end of May 2017

U.S. operations in Afghanistan

War without end

Military jet fly-by at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh during Trump's presidential visit to Saudi Arabia, 20.05.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/ZUMA Wire/A. Hanks)

America′s dangerous anti-Iran posturing

For a farewell to arms

Egyptian national flag behind barbed wire close to the Court of Cassation in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Justice under Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

The law′s an ass

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a speech in Khartoum (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The West′s relations with Sudan

From pariah to partner

Libyan man passes billboard of Gaddafi′s face and the Arabic tag ″God is great″, Tripoli 2009 (source: AP/Ben Curtis)

Arab nationalism and political Islam

Secularism – ″the other option″?

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel (photo: Getty Images/S. Gallup)

German-Turkish relations

Part of us

Iranians walk past the Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran (photo: picture-alliance)

Book review: Henner Fürtig on Iran

Through Realpolitik-tinted glasses

A woman walks past Egyptian army tanks in downtown Cairo (photo: dpa)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Fear of change

Cumhuriyet employees protest at the imprisonment of journalists on 24 July 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/L. Pitarakis)

Freedom of speech in Turkey

Journalists under siege

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu and his wife during a rally along the route of the "Justice March" (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Kemal Kiliçdaroğlu's "Justice March"

Turkey's emboldened opposition

Iraqi soldiers celebrate the re-capture of Mosul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Senna)

Islamic State

Down but not necessarily out

Supporters of the "Hirak El-Shaabi" (Popular Movement) in Al-Hoceima demonstrating against the imprisonment of their leader in June 2017 (photo: Reuters)

The "Hirak El-Shaabi" protest movement in Morocco

The uprising of the marginalised

Kemal Kilicdaroglu holds up an "Adalet" (Justice) placard during the March for Justice (photo: Reuters)

Turkey one year after the attempted coup

In a mental state of emergency

Mural in Damascus showing former Syrian dictator Hafiz al-Assad with his sons (photo: Reuters)

Violence in the Arab world

Born of a barbaric state

Shia Muslims in New Delhi burn image of IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi in protest against the attacks on Iran's parliament, 09.06.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Swarup)

India's resistance to the appeal of IS

No traction

Dissident Israeli historian and activist Ilan Pappe (source: YouTube)

Ilan Pappe′s latest publications

Israel′s mega-prison

Unemployed university graduates in Tunis protest the lack of job opportunities (photo: Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi)

The future of the Middle East

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How about a Marshall Plan?

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