Country: Iran

Iranian author Abbas Maroufi (photo: Volker Kaminski)

Interview with the Iranian writer Abbas Maroufi

″Self-censorship is the worst″

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Syrian conflict

Priority revenge

US President Elect Donald Trump in Indianapolis (photo: Reuters)

Middle East policy under Donald Trump

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Return of the dictators

Iranian singer Mamak Khadem (photo: Afshin Javadi/mamak-khadem.com)

Persian singer Mamak Khadem

Open to new influences

Participant in the My Stealthy Freedom Internet campaign in Tehran (source: My Stealthy Freedom)

Women's rights in Iran

Freedom by stealth – and its public impact

Iranians at a rock concert on Kish Island, Iran (photo: Mehr)

Iran′s image in the West

Sheer incredulity

Images and videos of demonstrations against immigration laws in Denmark are presented in CAMP exhibtions along with banners and outfits activists used in demonstrations (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

″Deportation Regime″ at Copenhagen′s CAMP art gallery

The right of blood

Afghan soldiers fighting for Iran, casualties of the Syrian conflict

Syrian conflict

The price of acceptance

Wood engraving by Camille Flammarion: "Un missionnaire du moyen âge raconte qu'il avait trouvé le point où le ciel et la Terre se touchent" (source: Wikipedia)

Islam and enlightenment

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Beware of the myth

Shia clerics in Qom (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Iranian scholars in exile

The Shia shakedown

French author and translator Mathias Enard (photo: AFP)

Book review: Mathias Enard′s ″Boussole″

In love with the Orient

Symbolic image of the flags of Iran and the USA (photo: Colourbox/Getty Images)

US-Iranian relations following the presidential election

It's a chill wind

Symbolic image of climate change – cracked earth and grass (source: Colourbox)

Climate change consequences for the Islamic world

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Of infernal proportions

Theatre performance in Tehran (photo: Mehr)

Roxanne Varzi's novel "Last Scene Underground"

Finding freedom in the catacombs

Yemen′s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Ali Abdullah Saleh and the conflict in Yemen

The lure of power

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