India and big business
Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda
Interfaith dialogue
Muslim-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz
Interview with Sinan Antoon
The West and its cliched view of Iraq
The longest duel
Iran and the USA square off

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

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

Interview with Iraqi author Sinan Antoon

Looking outwards with the knowledge from within: a conversation with the Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon on the future of his homeland. Interview by Lena BoppRead more

The longest duel

The Iranian people are being held hostage by the confrontation between America and the regime in Tehran. Stefan Buchen considers in his essay whether the country's culture can still continue to flourish in the face of this latest 'high noon'Read more


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

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian foreign policy and the Libyan crisis

Time to restore Egypt's pivotal role in Libya


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

Cover and e-book edition of Ofer Grosbard's "The Holy Quran for Educating the Child" in English, Arabic and Hebrew (source:

Interview with Quranet founder Ofer Grosbard

Parenting according to the Koran


Istanbul State Theatre (photo: DW/Pelin Unker)

Culture in Turkey

Is Erdogan purging Turkish state theatre?

Iranian author Shokoofeh Azar (source:

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