Politics

The Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili (photo: Filminitiativ Köln e.V.)

Interview with the Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili

"We've reached a crossroads"

A Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

The Syrian conflict and the fight against IS

Time to treat allies like allies

A man draped in a Tunisian flag stands at the back of a queue (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Tunisia

The euphoria has evaporated

Bochra Belhadj Hamida (photo: baya.tn)

Interview with Tunisian human rights activist Bochra Belhadj Hamida

"Demonised, insulted and threatened"

Demonstration against "Daesh" (Islamic State) in Kabul (photo: Hambastagi)

The genesis of Islamic State

A new chapter in the decline of the Arab world

Rally outside the Great Mosque of Paris in memory of Herve Gourdel, who was decapitated by Algerian jihadists (photo: Reuters)

French reactions to IS terror

"What next? Will we ask Muslims to kneel?"

A Kurdish refugee child from the Syrian town of Kobani in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, 20 October 2014 (photo: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The fight against IS

No alternative to civil and human rights in the Arab world

Yemeni Shia Houthi rebels in Sanaa on 21 September 2014 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign policy in Yemen and Iraq

Arab fear of the "extended arm of Iran"

Kurdish supporters of the HDP presidential candidate, Selahattin Demirtas, in the run-up to the Turkish presidential election earlier this year (photo: dpa)

Interview with Turkish politician Sirri Sureyya Onder

The solution to the Kurdish conflict as a yardstick for democracy

Turkish tanks on a hill overlooking the Syrian city of Kobani, which is under siege from Islamic State (photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas)

Turkey and the alliance against IS

Of inaction and double standards

A Kobani solidarity demonstration in the centre of Erbil on 8 October (photo: Ekrem Guzeldere)

Turkey, IS and the Kurdish conflict

"Kobani is now everywhere"

Kurdish YPG supporters at the Mursitpinar border taking an oath to join the fight against IS in Kobani (photo: Kiran Nazish)

Turkey, IS and the Kurds

Powder keg on the Turkish-Syrian border

Major Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE's first female air force pilot (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

The international alliance against IS

No clear objective

US fighter jets on their way to conduct air strikes on IS positions in Syria (photo: Reuters/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Military strikes against IS

Fragile alliance

A Palestinian woman and boy in the ruins of their home (photo: Reuters)

Rebuilding Gaza

The back of the Gazan economy has been broken

President Ashraf Ghani (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan's new president: Ashraf Ghani

The intellectual and the warlords

IS supporters after the city of Raqqa in Syria fell to Islamic State (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Islamic State (IS)

A totalitarian, expansive and hegemonic project

A sign reading "Get lost!" hangs on barbed wire outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and its enemies

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The end of all hope

Markers indicating the location of landmines (photo: imago)

Landmine victims in Algeria

Open wounds

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