Israel 100 years after Balfour
A case of moral degradation
Women′s rights in the Arab world
The key to change
French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar
Lecturing the radicalised won′t help
Reconstructing Aleppo
The hidden power of investors

Israel 100 years after Balfour

2 November 2017 marked the centenary of the Balfour Declaration. This document promised to deliver a homeland for the Jews, yet also that "nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine". Political analyst Peter Oborne reports on whether this promise has been keptRead more

Women′s rights in the Arab world

Occasionally periods of social regression and progressive developments occur simultaneously. After all, among the many catastrophic reports emerging from the Arab world there are also a few glimmers of hope – for women. Report by Mey DudinRead more

Interview with the French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar

The French anthropologist Dounia Bouzar knows how Islamic State members win over young people for their cause. Her novel, published in German as "Djihad, mon ami" follows one young woman′s radicalisation Read more

Reconstructing Aleppo

The reconstruction of Aleppo is turning out to be quite difficult, especially because the authorities in Syria responsible for historic buildings and monument preservation hardly have any influence, while foreign investors seem to hold all the cards. Konstantin Klein discussed the situation with the Syrian historian Mamoun FansaRead more


Palestinians in Ramallah protest 100 years of the Balfour Declaration (photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel 100 years after Balfour

A case of moral degradation

Polizeieinsatz in New York City nach einem islamistischen Terroranschlag: Ein NYPD-Officer sichert eine Fußgängerbrücke an der Stuyvesant High School; Foto: AP

White terrorism

Murder on their minds

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Far-right demonstrators in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

Those who cry wolf


Arab women′s rights groups demonstrate on International Women′s Day in Cairo (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Women′s rights in the Arab world

The key to change

The ruins of Aleppo’s bazaar (photo: Nunnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media GmbH)

Reconstructing Aleppo

The hidden power of investors

Solar modules – Desertec electricity project (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Climate change and the West′s energy policy

Robbing the poor


Veterinary surgeon Bahgat (Mohamed Mamdouh) in the Egyptian film ″A Man Wanted″ (source: IMDb)

Egyptian film controversy

Shams buys a man

Visitors to the 2017 Carthage Film Festival (photo: Sarah Mersch)

A new age dawns for Tunisian cinema

Press reboot!

Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, 1929-2009 (source:

Tayeb Salih′s ″Season of Migration to the North″


A literary hall of mirrors

Poster advertising Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School in Cairo (source: Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School)

Cairo's Al Darb Al Ahmar Art School

The chance of a lifetime