Country: China

A woman stands at a barbed wire fence, in the background on the other side stands a crowd of people (photo: Benjamin Haas/Fotolia)

Islamic debate about human rights

The erroneous 'cultural distinction'

An Iranian woman holds a placard showing a caricature of Donald Trump during a rally marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in February 2017. Millions marched in response to the new U.S. administrationn and a rejection of threatening language (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Kenare)

Annulling the Iran deal

When amateurs rule

The Silk Road Ensemble (source: silkroad.org)

The Silk Road Ensemble

"The Music of Strangers": A quest for perfect harmony

Activists in Cairo demonstrate against the Mubarak regime (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Social media and the Arabellion

The myth of the Facebook revolution

Donald Trump during a book presentation in New York (photo: picture alliance/dpa/Geisler-Fotopress)

Donald Trump the author

"Strengthen American Muscle"

Amr Adly, non-resident scholar of the Carnegie Middle East Center

Egypt's economic and fiscal crisis

Rescuing the sinking ship

Italian author Giuseppe Catozzella (photo: private)

Book review: Giuseppe Catozzella’s ″Don′t tell me you′re afraid″

The flame of Olympia

Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar a.k.a. The Muslim Guy (photo: private)

Arsalan Iftikhar is the Muslim Guy

″Scapegoats: How Islamophobia helps our enemies and threatens our freedoms″

Queen Noor al-Hussein of Jordan (photo: imago/i Images)

Eco-Islam: Noor al-Hussein speaks out

Islam, faith and climate change

Tariq Ali (photo: picture-alliance/Efigie-Leemage)

Book review: "The Islam Quintet" by Tariq Ali

A wonderful reminder of Islam's contribution to world culture

Ilham Tohti (photo: picture-alliance/Frederic J. Brown/afp/dpa)

Profile: the Uighur civil rights activist Ilham Tohti

The moderate critic

Chinese police units in Urumqi, Xinjiang (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Uighurs' situation

An escalation of violence in Xinjiang

Russia's President Putin, right, greets Egypt's General Al-Sisi (photo: Reuters)

The Crimean crisis

The Near East: scene of a new Cold War?