Country: Germany

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

Book review: new books on the Middle East

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

Protest again the burka ban in Denmark (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Ritzau Scanpix/M. C. Rasmussen)

Burka bans in Europe

Why the burka is so important for right-wing populists

Protesters move away as Turkish police officers intervene during a demonstration in support of Bogazici University students, at Kadikoy in Istanbul, 1 April 2021 (photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP)

Turkish graduates in Europe

Turkey's best and brightest flee in brain drain

Rafik Schami (photo: Dieter Nagl/AFP)

Spotlight on bridge-builders: Rafik Schami

The story-teller from Damascus

Syrian children play on the roof of a shelter in the Barra refugee camp to the north east of the Lebanese city of Beirut (photo: Marwan Naamani/dpa/picture-alliance)

Mass expropriation in Syria

How Assad is preventing the return of refugees

Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking to supporters in Ankara, 24 March 2021 (photo: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

Political turbulence in Turkey

Turkey's President Erdogan under pressure

Lamia Messari-Becker (photo: J. Schmitz – Urban Development)

Germany's Faces of Democracy initiative

"Role models with a migration background more important than quotas"

"The Grass is Green, the Sky is Blue and She is Black", photography, 2017 (© Parastou Forouhar)

Interview with Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar

"Opposition to the religious patriarchal system is female"

USA Atlanta Prinzessin Basmah Bint Saud; Foto: Getty Images/M.Ingram

Saudi Arabia, MbS and dissent

Who’s afraid of Princess Basmah?

Ayse Gerner (photo: private)

Muslim marriage, Muslim divorce – and the wider family

"Problems are often dealt with collectively"

Film poster: "As I want" by Samaher al-Qadi (dsitributed by Prophecy Films)

Berlinale 2021: Samaher al-Qadi's "As I want"

“We’re meant to be ashamed of the way we laugh”

Art historian Wendy Shaw (photo: Bernd Wannenmacher)

"What is Islamic art?" with art historian Wendy Shaw

What is art, when the primary sensory organ is the heart?

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