Fourth Brussels Syria Conference
After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?
Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"
The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran
Black Lives Matter in Egypt
The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?
Water shortage in the Maghreb
Morocco's thirst revolution and the luxury of watermelons

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

Twelve million Syrians are dependent on humanitarian aid, a sombre figure that conceals much suffering and high costs, of which Europe bears 80%. With an aid shortfall looming, the EU is mobilising donations and counting on civil society. Christian Hanelt argues that Brussels must take a stronger stance politically if the suffering is to stopRead more

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

Mikhal Dekel’s father was part of a contingent of Jewish children who went on an odyssey from Poland to Iran as a result of the Holocaust. Dekel has now written a book exploring the story of the "Tehran Children". By Daniel WalterRead more

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The Arab world suffers from a system in which people are intolerant of "the other". This racist environment contributes to the growth of hostility and antagonism towards anyone who differs from our sense of what is "normal" or "conventional". By Khaled al-KhamissiRead more

Water shortage in the Maghreb

When residents of Zagora in southern Morocco protested in 2017, demanding the right to safe drinking water, the authorities arrested twenty-three of them in what became known as the "thirst revolution". The residents of Zagora and its environs, however, continue to suffer from a water shortage. By Ilhalm Al-TalbiRead more

Politics

A UN aid convoy arrives in northern Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?

Young Turks in a park in Istanbul (photo: Getty Images/Anadolu Agency/O. Coban)

Political transition on the Bosphorus?

Turkey's "woke" Generation Z haunts President Erdogan

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (left) visiting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 4 June 2020, Ankara (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Aktas)

Mask diplomacy and power politics

Erdogan's foreign policy in the shadow of coronavirus

Society

Cover of Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children" and the author herself (source: W.W. Norton & Company/Twitter)

Non-fiction: Mikhal Dekel's "Tehran Children"

The Jews who fled Nazi Germany to finally end up in Iran

Demonstration against racism in Tunisia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Belaid)

Black Lives Matter in Egypt

The controversy surrounding racism – are Arabs racist?

Residents of Zagora protest water shortages in 2017 (photo: Ilhalm Al-Talbi)

Water shortage in the Maghreb

Morocco's thirst revolution and the luxury of watermelons

Racism researcher Mark Terkessidis (source: Facebook/Mark Terkessidis)

Interview with racism researcher Mark Terkessidis

What does Black Lives Matter have to do with Germany?

Culture

 Turkish TV series" Suleyman the Magnificent" (photo: imago/Seskim Photo)

Islamic popular culture

A match for Bollywood – the rise of Turkey's dizis

Regina Keil-Sagawe and Albert Memmi in Essaouira in March 2010 (photo: GOUFRANI)

Obituary: Tunisian author Albert Memmi

Adieu, Albert!