Turkey – past, present and future
After Erdogan, what then?
America and the War on Terror
Guantanamo's "forever prisoners"
Sudan's popular resistance
The revolution will succeed
Tunisia's political future
Kais Saied's divisive online poll

Turkey – past, present and future

Casting his eye over one hundred years of Turkish politics in "Geschichte der Türkei. Von Atatürk bis zur Gegenwart", Maurus Reinkowski argues that, without its nationalist straitjacket, Turkey could be in a position to properly realise its potential. Stefan Plaggenborg read the bookRead more

America and the War on Terror

The notorious U.S. prison camp is 20 years old. Over the years, several plans to close it have been rejected. For the detainees, little has changed in the last two decades. Oliver Sallet reports from Guantanamo BayRead more

Sudan's popular resistance

The struggle for civilian rule in Sudan is ongoing. Neighbourhood "resistance committees" are the driving force behind ongoing protests against the now-ruling military junta. Operating at a local, decentralised level, they have begun bundling their forces and coordinating nationally, with the aim of playing a role at the political level. Eduard Cousin reports for Qantara.de from KhartoumRead more

Tunisia's political future

Tunisia's first-ever digital survey on a new constitution is key to Tunisian President Kais Saied's path out of a political crisis. But as with Saied himself, reactions to the online innovation have been mixed. By Cathrin Schaer and Tarak GuizaniRead more

Politics

Pro-democracy Sudanese protest against the military junta in Khartoum, January 2022 (photo: Eduard Cousin)

Sudan's popular resistance

The revolution will succeed

Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Maurus Reinkowski (photo: private)

Turkey – past, present and future

After Erdogan, what then?

Egyptian democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is considered an "icon" of the Arab Spring (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

"You have not yet been defeated"

Society

Probably the first sex educator in the Arab world: screenshot from a video by Sandrine Atallah (photo: sexology-clinic.me)

Sex education

The Arab Spring's greatest success?

Translations of the Koran in different languages (source: gloqur.de)

The Global Qur'an

Searching the suras

Protesting against President Kais Saied in Tunis (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Tunisia's political future

Kais Saied's divisive online poll

Culture

Abdulrazak Gurnah, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature (photo: Ger Harley/stock Pix/picture-alliance)

Abdulrazak Gurnah's "Paradise"

"Freedom is not something they can take away"

Iranian author Fariba Vafi (photo: Nashr-e Markaz)

Fariba Vafi's "Die Reise im Zug"

Portrait of a mother

Performance at The Colony, an arts centre in Lahore, Pakistan (photo: Philip Breu)

Theatre in Pakistan

"I just want to dance"