U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East
Slave to the Trumpian impulse
Democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi
Jeff Bezos, blackmail and MbS
Interfaith dialogue
Muslim-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz
India and big business
Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Beyond the latest crisis with Iran, current U.S. Middle East policy is nothing if not chaotic. Many fear that the Trumpian approach could irreparably damage future U.S. administrations and international order as a result. By Stasa SalacaninRead more

Interview with democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is accused of being behind the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' smartphone. Diana Hodali talked to democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi, who cooperated with Jeff Bezos' security team, about the background to the attackRead 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

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

Politics

A couple hug in front of a wall in Jerusalem that depicts Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu kissing each other (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.A. Shaers)

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Slave to the Trumpian impulse

Iyad el-Baghdadi, director of the Kawaakibi Foundation in Oslo (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi

Jeff Bezos, blackmail and MbS

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters/D. Siddiqui)

India and big business

Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

Society

Member of the YPG observes as IS positions near Baghouz come under attack in Syria (photo: Getty Images/AFP/G. Cacace)

Counter-terrorist, terrorist – what's the difference?

YPG returnees under suspicion

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

Culture

Istanbul State Theatre (photo: DW/Pelin Unker)

Culture in Turkey

Is Erdogan purging Turkish state theatre?

Iranian author Shokoofeh Azar (source: wilddingopress.com.au)

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