Author: Hakim Khatib

President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad (source: MPC Journal)

Assad and the rise of IS

My enemy's enemy

Arabic cultural cafe Naqsh (photo: Hakim Khatib/MPC Journal)

″Naqsh″ – the Arabic cultural cafe

Amman's bridge builders

″Get lost!″ – sign on a barrier erected by soldiers of the Republican Guard in front of the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Political transformation in the Arab world

Forget the people

"Je suis Bruxelles" - "I am Brussels": outpouring of grief and solidarity following the terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels

A clash of what?

IS supporters during prayers in a mosque in Mosul (photo: dpa)

″Islamic State″: lessons learnt

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What chance a Muslim reformation?

Egyptian blogger Alber Saber (source: patheos.com, photo: CFI)

Atheism in Egypt

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Breaking the taboo

Civilians flee Assad's bombs in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

Pakistani and Indian soldiers lower the flags of their countries during a daily ceremony at the Wagha border between the two countries (photo: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Politics and religion

The instrumentalisation of religion