U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East
Slave to the Trumpian impulse
Interfaith dialogue
Muslim-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz
Counter-terrorist or terrorist?
YPG returnees under suspicion
India and big business
Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Beyond the latest crisis with Iran, current U.S. Middle East policy is nothing if not chaotic. Many fear that the Trumpian approach could irreparably damage future U.S. administrations and international order as a result. By Stasa SalacaninRead more

Interfaith dialogue

Few Muslims have to date visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp memorial site. Now high-ranking representatives of Muslims and Jews are travelling together to the place of horror. It is a story of personal encounter. By Christoph StrackRead more

Counter-terrorist or terrorist?

The Kurdish YPG militia did the heavy lifting in the fight against the "Islamic State", yet many foreign YPG adherents, including Germans, have come home to find themselves under suspicion of terrorism. By Esther Felden & Matthias von HeinRead more

India and big business

Having re-invented himself politically following the Gujarat porgroms of 2002, Narendra Modi has – to the delight of big business – consistently pursued a tough line in market-driven economic policy. Buoyed by this support, the Indian Prime Minister is now intent on realising a darker agenda of discrimination and repression. By Dominik MullerRead more

Politics

A couple hug in front of a wall in Jerusalem that depicts Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu kissing each other (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.A. Shaers)

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Slave to the Trumpian impulse

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters/D. Siddiqui)

India and big business

Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

Iranians in Kerman mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guard, killed in a U.S. drone strike, January 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The longest duel

Iran and the USA square off

Society

Member of the YPG observes as IS positions near Baghouz come under attack in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/G. Cacace)

Counter-terrorist or terrorist?

YPG returnees under suspicion

Muslims and Jews at a memorial ceremony in Auschwitz (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interfaith dialogue

Muslim-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz

Prisoner in a cell standing looking out of the window (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Islamism in Germany

Preventing radicalisation in prisons

Wheelchairs arrive in Mosul (photo: RIRP)

Reconstruction and humanitarian aid in northern Iraq

100 wheelchairs for Mosul

Culture

Istanbul State Theatre (photo: DW/Pelin Unker)

Culture in Turkey

Is Erdogan purging Turkish state theatre?

Iranian author Shokoofeh Azar (source: wilddingopress.com.au)

Book review: Shokoofeh Azar's "The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree"

Straight to the heart

Excerpt from an Iraqi maqama manuscript dating from 1237 (source: University of Victoria/Fine Arts)

The maqamas of Ibn Naqiya in German translation

The picaresque poet from Baghdad

Iranian author Pajand Soleymani (photo: private)

Book review: Pajand Soleymani's "Immer mit Zucker"

Bittersweet life