Topic: Arab Spring

Demonstrator protesting against the Mubarak regime on Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011 (photo: AFP)

Authoritarian rule in the Arab world

Nurturing the Arabellion phoenix

Demonstration on Tahrir Square in Cairo, 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Eight years after the Arabellion

The Egyptian opposition's seven deadly sins

Independent media prohibited: graffiti in the Yemeni capital Sanaa (photo: AFP)

Media and politics in the Arab world

The despotsʹ henchmen

Tunisia's Red Vests mobilise in December 2018; giletsrougesTN#, latunisieencolere# (source: Facebook)

Eight years after the Jasmine Revolution

Young Tunisians see red

Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Civil War in Libya

What is Russia really up to?

Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib and artist-in-residence at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (photo: Erwin Thamm)

Portrait of the Lebanese-American artist Helen Zughaib

"We are more similar than dissimilar"

Man squats in the ruins that were once the Syrian town of Raqqa (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: Rania Abouzeidʹs "No turning back"

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The humans behind the headlines

Anti-Assad protest in Maaret al-Numan in the northern province of Idlib in September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Local government under Syria's opposition

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Of the people, by the people, for the people

Tunisian woman protesting during the 2010/2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"

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Failed revolutionaries?

Symbolic image: al-Qaida and IS (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Islam expert Behnam T. Said

Why al-Qaida is stronger than ever

Al-Azhar University campus in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AA./A. Ramadan)

Higher education in the Middle East

Low standards, wrong content

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo: Reuters)

Essebsi breaks with Ennahda

Farewell to Tunisia's "national consensus"

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Students lie on the ground to depict a massacre as they take part in an anti-government protest at Aleppo University, 4 June 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Higher education under Assad

Students leave Syria to prove their mettle

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