Media and politics in the Arab world
The despotsʹ henchmen
Berlinʹs House of One
Offering a triune solution
Interview with Andre Bank
"Jordan hedges its bets"
Domestic power struggle in Tunisia
A faltering democracy

Media and politics in the Arab world

The murder of well-known Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi highlights the difficulties facing media in post-revolutionary Arab states. The freedoms temporarily gained after 2011 have long since fallen victim to the authoritarian restoration. By Loay MudhoonRead more

Berlinʹs House of One

Religion can often mean conflict. But in Berlin, Christians, Jews and Muslims have come up with a project to counter this idea and are planning to set up three houses of prayer under one roof – preparations for building the "House of One" have begun. By Christoph StrackRead more

Interview with Middle East expert Andre Bank

Many of King Abdullah II's regional policies are unpopular with Jordanians because they are perceived to be selling out Arab interests. In an interview with Diana Hodali, Middle East expert Andre Bank explains why this is soRead more

Domestic power struggle in Tunisia

The most promising democratic experiment in the Arab world can still avert political disaster, but Tunisia urgently needs outside help in view of the ongoing trench warfare within the government, writes Youssef Cherif in his essayRead more

Politics

Independent media prohibited: graffiti in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: AFP)

Media and politics in the Arab world

The despotsʹ henchmen

Andre Bank, acting director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies in Hamburg (photo: private)

Interview with Middle East expert Andre Bank

"Jordan hedges its bets"

Protests against President Beji Caid Essebsi and Tunisiaʹs government: "I love corruption" reads the placard (photo: S. Mersch/DW)

Domestic power struggle in Tunisia

A faltering democracy

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Sputnik)

The Kurdish YPG and the future of northeastern Syria

Assad smiles from the sidelines

Society

"House of One" info pavilion in Berlin (photo: DW/Christoph Strack)

Berlinʹs House of One

Offering a triune solution

German anthropologist Dieter Haller (photo: Karima Ahdad)

Interview with German anthropologist Dieter Haller

"Freedom of speech has long been empty rhetoric"

Islamic scholar and managing director of the AIWG, Jan Felix Engelhardt, during the 2018 AIWG doctoral students′ forum (photo: Dilruba Kam)

Germany′s Academy for Islam in Research and Society

Filling a void in the discourse

Tunisʹ first female mayor, Souad Abderrahim (photo: DW/N. Alsarras)

Souad Abderrahim: Mayor of Tunis

The "Sheikha", the city and its problems

Culture

Turkish acting legends Metin Akpinar and Mujdat Gezen (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Depo Photos)

Artists in Turkey

Erdogan′s new targets

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib and artist-in-residence at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (photo: Erwin Thamm)

Portrait of the Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib

"We are more similar than dissimilar"

Turkish author Omur Iklim Demir (photo: Omur Iklim Demir)

Book review: Omur Iklim Demirʹs "Buch der entbehrlichen Gedanken"

Artfully enigmatic

Mauritanian author Mbarek Ould Beyrouk (Editions Elyzad, Tunisia)

Book review: Mbarek Ould Beyroukʹs "The Desert and the Drum"

One of a kind