Topic: Colonialism

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek (photo: picture-alliance/picturedesk)

Slavoj Zizek’s exploration of Islam and modernity

A Eurocentric perspective

Indian paramilitaries patrol in Indian-controlled Srinagar in Kashmir following anti-Indian protests (photo: picture-alliance/AP/D. Yasin)

India and Pakistan

Unable to bury the axe

Arab revolt in Palestine in 1936 (photo: Public Domain)

Western involvement in the Middle East

A rotten legacy

Old postcard image of Martyrs' Square, Beirut (photo: Elie Wardini 1995)

Lebanon′s architectural heritage

A race against time

Gertrude Bell, historical images from Iraq (source: gemeinfrei; montage: ard.de)

Sykes-Picot and the role of Gertrude Bell

Midwife of the Middle East

Hermann, Prince of Puckler-Muskau (photo: Wikipedia)

The Oriental adventures of Hermann von Puckler-Muskau

Prussia's favourite dandy

Colonel Mark Sykes (left) was a member of Britain's Conservative Party; Francois Georges-Picot (right) was a French diplomat

100 years of Sykes-Picot

"A tapestry of plans and promises"

The last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

″Simplicissimus″ and the Palestine issue

Satire's timeless appeal

The Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (r.) and the Saudi King Salman on 7 April 2016 in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Egyptian Presidency

The Egyptian economy

Going, going, gone

Geographical divisions in the Middle East according to the Sykes-Picot agreement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire (source: British Library)

The crisis of the Arab nation state

Reconstructed reality

The English author of detective novels, Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) (photo: Getty Images)

Agatha Christie and the Orient

When murder came to Mesopotamia

Protestors demonstrate against violence towards women on Cologne cathedral square (photo: DW/N. Martin)

New Year′s Eve assaults on women

The Cologne outcry

Syrian author Rosa Yassin Hassan (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Trauma in contemporary Arab literature

Translating oblivion

Relatives grieve for Mohammed Akhlaq, killed by a lynch mob (photo: Reuters/Stringer)

Muslims in India

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Nothing like equal opportunities

The Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi (photo: J. L. Cereijdo/AP)

Obituary: Fatima Mernissi

Icon of Arab feminism

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