An Iraqi economist, now living in Berlin, has critisised the anti-war movement in Germany. In an open letter, Kadhim Habib points to the fact that the movement's ongoing protest against United States policy comes at the expense of any criticism of the Iraqi regime. In his letter he undertakes a detailed analysis of the many actors involved in the conflict and what their interests might be.More
Thousands of exiled Iraqis, who have been living for decades in the Jordanian capital, Amman, are now waiting impatiently for an end to the dictatorship in Iraq. The Iraqi journalist Ali Abdulameer describes how they feel about the United States and Europe.More
Lebanese poet and essayist Abbas Beydoun and German author Michael Kleeberg met each other last winter during the Berlin Project - West-Eastern Diwan. Now Qantara.de has invited these two renowned authors to participate in a weekly exchange of correspondence related to the events of the war against Iraq.More
Throughout the world, protests against the Iraq war continue unabated. In Germany, too, a movement has arisen against a new armed conflict in the Persian Gulf: “No War!” is the credo that now unites pacifists of all colours. The peace movement is resurrected; but what political goals does it now stand for? And above all: what is its attitude to the regime in Baghdad? An analysis by Heinz Dylong, Deutsche Welle.More
Muslims all over the world are currently observing Ramadan. The month of fasting is supposed to be all about reflection, meditation and abstention - but Ramadan is becoming increasingly commercialised.