Fethi Benslama on the radicalisation of young Muslims
Islamic civilisation and its discontents
Waste separation and recycling in Morocco
Morocco's recycling pioneers
Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan
"It's my country too"
Book review: Henner Fürtig on Iran
Through Realpolitik-tinted glasses

Book review: Fethi Benslama's book on the radicalisation of young Muslims

In his new book, recently published in German as "Der Übermuslim" (The Super-Muslim), the French-Tunisian psychoanalyst Fethi Benslama explores what drives young people to become radicalised. He concludes that they seek meaning, stability, orientation and identity in radical Islamism. By Herbert CsefRead more

Waste separation and recycling in Morocco

Morocco is exemplary in North Africa for its role in promoting the use of renewable energy such as wind and solar power. However, just like its neighbours, the country has a major problem with waste. A co-operative based just outside the capital has set out to change things. By Alexander Göbel in RabatRead more

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

Celebrated Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan was imprisoned for four months in Turkey last year. Despite the awful experience and the pressure being exerted on her, she refuses to be cowed. Writing, she says, is a responsibility. Interview conducted by Ceyda NurtschRead more

Book review: Henner Fürtig on Iran

In his book "Großmacht Iran – Der Gottesstaat wird Global Player" (Iran: a major power – from theocracy to global player), Henner Fürtig, director of the GIGA Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, predicts a promising future for the Islamic Republic of Iran as the most important regional power in the Middle East. Miriam Abdollahi read the bookRead more

Politics

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

Society

Muslims in a mosque near Fréjus in France (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Horvat)

Book review: Fethi Benslama's book on the radicalisation of young Muslims

Islamic civilisation and its discontents

Waste collected by Moroccan "chiffonniers" (photo: ARD)

Waste separation and recycling in Morocco

Morocco's recycling pioneers

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im (photo: scholarblogs.emory.edu/aannaim)

Interview with Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im

"We are in the middle of a transformative process"

Cannabis cultivation in the Larache region of Morocco (photo: DW)

Attempts to decriminalise hashish in the Arab world

To legalise or not to legalise

Culture

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

"It's my country too"

Rebetiko performance by singer Manolis Dimitrianakis in the Hamam Club, Petralona, Athens (photo: Mey Dudin)

Rebetiko between East and West

Melancholy makes a comeback

Egyptian film-maker Mohamed Rashad (photo: Goethe-Institut Cairo/Hasan Amin)

Interview with Egyptian film director Mohamed Rashad

A homage to life

The kick-off event for "Wiki Gender" at the Goethe-Institut in Cairo (Goethe-Institut Cairo/Roger Anis)

"Wiki Gender"

The first Arabic online lexicon for gender issues