U.S.A and Iran
Trump – agent provocateur
Interview with Arundhati Roy
"India is much more dangerous than it was ten years ago"
Interview with Volker Perthes
"Iran will not negotiate its own surrender"
The demise of Modern Standard Arabic
Tongue-tied Arabs

U.S.A and Iran

The Iranian regime has worked hard to strengthen its national security within a supportive regional framework and would be no pushover in a conflict with the United States. On the contrary, Iranʹs response to any major military assault could result in an uncontrollable regional inferno. By Amin SaikalRead more

Interview with Indian novelist Arundhati Roy

Celebrated Indian novelist Arundhati Roy, best known for works such as "The God of Small Things" and "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness", has also made a name for herself as an essayist and critic of the political situation in India. Dominik Muller spoke to her in New Delhi about changes in India over the last decadeRead more

Interview with Middle East expert Volker Perthes

Political scientist Volker Perthes on the American strategy in the nuclear row with Iran, the prospects for a regime change and the question of whether Europe can still salvage the deal. Interview by Paul-Anton KrugerRead more

The demise of Modern Standard Arabic

It is one of the most important Semitic world languages. One of the six official languages of the UN. The language of Ibn Arabis – and of the Koran. And yet Modern Standard Arabic is not very popular with native speakers. Why? Mona Sarkis has some of the answersRead more

Politics

Arundhati Roy at the World Book Fair in Neu Delhi (photo: Dominik Muller)

Interview with Indian novelist Arundhati Roy

"India is much more dangerous than it was ten years ago"

Ballistic missiles on display during a military parade in Tehran attended by President Hassan Rouhaniy in 2017 (photo: IRNA)

U.S.A and Iran

Trump – agent provocateur

Volker Perthes, Middle East expert and director of the SWP in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Middle East expert Volker Perthes

"Iran will not negotiate its own surrender"

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu display the proclamation recognising Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights at the White House on 25 March 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/Ting Shen)

When blackmail becomes policy

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Society

Arabic calligraphy decorates tiles in Granadaʹs mosque, Spain (photo: picture-alliance)

The demise of Modern Standard Arabic

Tongue-tied Arabs

Still from Turkish TV series "Yunus Emre" aired on TRT (source: YouTube)

Religion and media in Turkey

Reviving Sufism with Yunus Emre

Women in Tindouf refugee camp mark the 43rd anniversary  of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (photo: Hugo Flotat-Talon)

Western Sahara conflict

The Sahrawis are fed up with waiting

Indian writer Rahman Abbas (photo: rahmanabbas.in)

Interview with writer Rahman Abbas

Overcoming Indiaʹs social divide

Culture

Iranian author Amir Hassan Cheheltan (photo: DW/A. Amini)

Book review: Amir Hassan Cheheltanʹs "Der standhafte Papagei"

History of a revolution

Comic strip from "The archive as a battlefront" by Rawand Issa (photo: Rawand Issa)

Lebanese comic artist Rawand Issa and "Not from Mars"

Being illegal is unbearable

Musician Adir Jan (photo: Denis Bauer)

Kurdish Art Rock band Adir Jan

Rainbow's hope in hell