Author: Stefan Buchen

Middle East demonstration, Berlin (photo: Dirk Knofeld/dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany and the Middle East conflict

A parallel universe between the Jordan and the Med

German new anchor and journalist Constantin Schreiber (photo: Rudiger Woelk/Imago Images)

Book review: Constantin Schreiber's "Die Kandidatin"

Playing on fears of an Islamist takeover

Many people in Nice are still in shock over the latest Islamist terror attack (photo: Norbert Scanella/Panoramic/Imago Images)

France, terrorism and identity politics

Emmanuel Macron's determination to pick the wrong battle

Deceased Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian (photo: Tasnim)

Obituary: Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian

The voice of the poets

Countless migrants gather at the blocked Turkish-Greek border crossing near Edirne (photo: picture-alliance)

Refugee crisis on the Greek-Turkish border

Europe's liberal warriors put democracy to the sword

Spent bullet from the Hanau attacker's gun (photo: AP)

Racist attack on Hanau

Not the only Nazi ideologue...

The artist Elia, played by director Elia Suleiman, in "It Must Be Heaven" (distributed by Le Pacte)

Film review: Elia Suleiman's "It Must Be Heaven"

"Open the door, you ass"

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

AfD demonstrator on 9 September 2017 in Potsdam (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Identity politics in the West

Islam – no longer the bogeyman

Code Pink demonstrators in front of the White House demand an investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: imago stock&people/Kevin Dietsch)

Murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump's ersatz reality

Muslim woman in Germany (photo: Georg Wendt/dpa)

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe

The eternal Muslim

ALT.Tags: German engineers complete construction of a turbine (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

European trade with Iran

"Now we're backpedalling"

On 08.05.2018, U.S. President Donald Trump seals the United Statesʹ departure from the nuclear deal with Iran (photo: Reuters/J. Ernst)

U.S. de-certifies Iran nuclear deal

Madmen at the helm

Murdered in Auschwitz: the Jewish Arabist Hedwig Klein (photo: private, undated)

Hedwig Klein and "Mein Kampf"

The unknown Arabist

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington (photo: Reuters)

U.S. policy on the Middle East

The imperial reflex

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