Interview with Guido Steinberg
No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia
Interview with Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel
The West's obsession with sectarianism
Higher education in the Middle East
Low standards, wrong content
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

Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel

Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi warn in this interview with Emran Feroz against the tendency in Western media and policy circles to view Middle Eastern politics in essentialist sectarian terms. "Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East", their recent collection of essays, examines the topic in depthRead 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

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

Political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (photo: private)

Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel

The West's "intellectually lazy" obsession with sectarianism

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

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Society

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

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

Supporters of the right-wing Identitarian movement demonstrate in Berlin, June 2016 (photo: imago)

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?

Muhammad Iqbal with his family (photo: DW/R. Aslam)

Organ trafficking

Profiting from Pakistanʹs poor

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