Interview with Guido Steinberg
No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia
Higher education in the Middle East
Low standards, wrong content
India and Pakistan
Modiʹs foreign policy – by whim, not design
Emine Sevgi Ozdamar
A literary maverick

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

Even though the case of the disappeared Saudi journalist Khashoggi weighs heavily, no government is prepared to risk open conflict with the Saudis. Meanwhile, the concerns of dissidents who have fled their authoritarian countries of origin to the West are growing. By Diana HodaliRead more

Higher education in the Middle East

Young people in the MENA region today are better educated than their parents' generation. But higher educational attainment does not open doors to better jobs. Many youngsters go from university straight into unemployment. By Nassir DjafariRead more

India and Pakistan

Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, Indiaʹs approach to relations with Pakistan has been inconsistent and episodic, typified in the tensions at the recent UN General Assembly. Modiʹs government has no cohesive policy framework for dealing with Pakistan, much less a compelling vision for lasting peace. By Shashi TharoorRead more

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

Emine Sevgi Ozdamar's writing is characterised by its unique figurative language – Arabic children's prayers, Turkish idioms and English film quotations all line up like telling beads, complementing each other and unfolding their own special rhythm. Aygul Cizmecioglu introduces the authorRead more

Politics

Guido Steinberg, Saudi Arabia expert with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (source: DW)

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures a traditional greeting prior to his speech as part of India's 72nd Independence Day celebrations, which marks the 71st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

India and Pakistan

Modiʹs foreign policy – by whim, not design

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo: Reuters)

Essebsi breaks with Ennahda

Farewell to Tunisia's "national consensus"

Society

Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AA./A. Ramadan)

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

Muazzaz Ali and her daughter Lama Farzad, Syrian refugees from Homs, sit inside their tent in a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (photo: DW/A. Vohra)

NGO with an Identitarian agenda

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Preying on Syrian war widows

Rose Coco from South Sudan with her son Yusuf (photo: Goethe-Institut/Aya Nabil)

Egyptian society

Migrants – ever the foreigners?

Man wearing a kippa with a German flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany’s right-wing populists found Jewish group

Jews – the AfDʹs means to an end

Culture

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German-Turkish author Emine Sevgi Ozdamar

A literary maverick

South Sudanese author Stella Gitano (photo: private; source: Facebook)

Book review: Stella Gitanoʹs "Withered Flowers"

Mapping an unknown world

Mahdi Baraghithi at the Birzeit University exhibition (photo: DW/Sarah Hofmann)

4th Qalandiya International art exhibition

Showing for Palestinian solidarity