The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"
Failed revolutionaries?
From Germany to "Islamic State"
The metamorphosis of Christian L.
Festival of feminist artists
Loud, louder, tashweesh!
Interview with Nilufer Gole
Europe's homegrown Turkish ethno-nationalists

The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"

What do Europeʹs "Spring of Nations" of 1848 and the Arab Spring have in common? Both revolutions it seems were doomed to failure, with those involved forced to endure a long and icy winter of restoration. And yet there is a glimmer of hope. An essay by the Egyptian historian Khaled FahmyRead more

Festival of feminist artists

At the Goethe-Institutʹs Tashweesh Festival, artists and intellectuals from North Africa, Europe and the Middle East meet to discuss stereotypical gender images. By Caren MiesenbergerRead more

Interview with the French-Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole

According to prominent Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole, many European countries have failed to integrate their Muslim and Turkish citizens. In interview with Luca Steinmann, Gole argues that this has served to deepen social polarisation in EuropeRead more

Politics

Tunisian woman protesting during the 2010/2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"

Failed revolutionaries?

Symbolic image: al-Qaida and IS (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Islam expert Behnam T. Said

Why al-Qaida is stronger than ever

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/T. Berkin)

Turkey and the Gulen movement

Erdogan seizes the school initiative

Iraqi troops advance along a tunnel controlled by IS near to Mosul, 01.03.17 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

"Islamic State" in Iraq

Beware the jihadist hydra

Society

Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole (photo: picture-alliance)

Interview with the French-Turkish sociologist Nilufer Gole

Europe's homegrown Turkish ethno-nationalists

Interior Minister German Horst Seehofer arrives for the German Islam Conference in Berlin on 28 November 2018 (photo: Reuters/H. Hanschke)

Integration German-style?

Blood sausage at Islam conference stirs controversy

Token gesture: an Afghan security force member destroys an illegal poppy crop in the Noor Gal district of eastern Kunar province on 29 April 2014 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/N. Shirzada)

Afghanistan's opium trade

A nice little earner – for everyone

Culture

Egyptian BookTubers Nada El Shabrawi and Shady (photo: Goethe-Institut)

Literary trends

Introducing Egypt's BookTubers

Islamic scholar Peter Heine (source: Klaus Wagenbach Verlag)

Book review: Peter Heineʹs "The Culinary Crescent"

Pepper... a universally-used condiment

Scene from Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic" (photo: Goethe-Institut/Hassan Emad)

Mohamed El Sagheerʹs "Gallert Epic"

Hamlet in Egyptian