Country: Bahrain

Dr Guido Steinberg (left) and Ulrich Tilgner (photos: Eventpress Stauffenberg/picture-alliance and Future Image/imagoimages)

New books on the Middle East

The clouds of war or the dawn of a new beginning?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh, 24 March 2021 (photo: BANDAR AL-JALOUD/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

China in the Middle East

Beijing's new charm offensive

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

A fence at the closed border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Valeriy Melnikov)

Arab states

Pandemic shines a light on the Gulf's three-way split

Nepalese labourers on a building site in Qatar (photo: Sam Tarling/DW)

Coronavirus and the kafala system

Gulf migrant workers fear for their post-pandemic future

Ambulance crew in Iran (photo: titrebartar)

Coronavirus in the Islamic world

In lockdown over COVID-19

British Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed (photo: yazzahmed.com)

British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed

Diving for pearls

Arabic writing on a blackboard (photo: dpa)

The uncertain future of Modern Standard Arabic

A language in decline

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (l) greets Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (r) upon his arrival in Tehran on 1 June 2014. Kuwait's Emir started a landmark visit to Tehran focussed on mending fences between Shia Iran and the Sunni-ruled monarchies in the Gulf (photo: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Geopolitics in the Middle East

End the Arab-Iranian tug-of-war

Saudi men walk out of the entrance to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh on 4 March 2013 (Getty Images/AFP/J. Martin)

Qatari foreign relations

The point of no return?

Protests in Tunis against President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (photo: Reuters)

Arab response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

Walking a fine line

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