Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis
"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"
Israeli-Palestinian conflict
U.S. aid cuts bite in Gaza
Racism debate in Germany
Integration – a process of give and take
Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"
Marrying music and culture

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

For decades the conditions governing International Financial Institution (IFI) loans to Asian countries were often far too stringent, resulting in heightened social disparity. In interview with Hans Dembowski, Iwan J. Azis explains the risks of purely growth-oriented economiesRead more

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

UNRWA, the relief agency for Palestinian refugees, is feeling the crunch since the United States, its main donor, slashed its contributions. The crisis comes amid a military escalation between Hamas and Israel. Tania Kraemer reports from GazaRead more

Racism debate in Germany

Thousands of Germans with a migration background have been sharing their experiences of racial discrimination using the hashtag #MeTwo. Successful integration is not a one-sided process, says Armin Langer, the majority must also be prepared to address the issuesRead more

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Diali Cissokho left his native Senegal for North Carolina years ago. Raised as a griot, one of the traditional musical story tellers and historians of West Africa, he wanted to continue playing music in his new home. It may have taken a while to find the musicians he was looking for but, writes Richard Marcus, it was worth the waitRead more

Politics

Protests against the IMF and the World Bank in Jakarta in 2004 (photo: Wikimedia)

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"

An elderly protester seen banging on the gate of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) office in Gaza on 31 July 2018 (photo: picture alliance/ZUMAPRESS.com)

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

U.S. aid cuts bite in Gaza

A Syrian government army soldier with a national flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/V. Sharifulin)

Iranʹs dilemma

Securing a slice of post-war Syria

Italyʹs right-wing Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini (left) and German Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (photo: DW/B. Riegert)

The axis of the right

Europeʹs new isolationist front

Society

Symbolic image of integration in Germany

Racism debate in Germany

Integration – a process of give and take

Mesut Ozil and the German flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/R. Vennenbernd)

Mesut Ozil and #MeTwo

When are you German enough?

Mauritanian artist Saleh Lo (photo: ifa/Wolfgang Kuhnle)

Interview with Mauritanian artist Saleh Lo

"If I can restore some of their dignity, my work will have been a success"

Algeria has been accused of abandoning hundreds of African migrants in the Sahara. Photo shows a shoe in the desert sand (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Delay)

Migration from Africa

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For a tough stance on migrant human rights

Culture

Album review: Diali Cissokho and Kaira Baʹs "Routes"

Marrying music and culture

Documenting illegal dog fights in Istanbul. An image from the "Control" series, 2015-2016, by Cagdas Erdogan; "A Pillar of Smoke" exhibition (photo: courtesy of the artist)

French festival showcases contemporary Turkish photography

Truths that buck the official discourse

Prominent writer Alaa Al Aswany walks with anti-Morsi protesters as they chant anti-government slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on 27 November 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Alaa Al Aswanyʹs novel "The Republic As If"

Elias Khoury salutes Al Aswanyʹs courage