Author: Tugrul von Mende

Algerian Jewish musican Edmond Nathan Yafil, in the centre with the violin and the striking moustache (source: over-blog.fr)

Muslims and Jews in the Maghreb

A whispered history

Before the coup 2013: Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi with his army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood

Competitors in common

Protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, in February 2021 – one of the largest protests in Tunisia since the uprising in 2011 that launched the Arab Spring (photo: Yassine Gaidi/AA/picture-alliance)

Interview with Asef Bayat

Examining the Arab Spring revolutions from within

Edward Said (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Interview with Prof Timothy Brennan

Why Edward Said still matters

Barbed wire on a wall outside the central bank in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/A. A. Rabba)

Interview with political scientist Abdalhadi Alijla

Trust in the state is a precious commodity