Country: Iraq

Iraqi women protest in Basra, 7 September 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Al-Marjani)

Patriarchy and governance

Iraq's token females

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Symbolic image of a genie and a bottle (photo: Imago)

Unrest in the Arab world

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The genie is out of the bottle

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a crowd (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Coskun)

Turkey isolated amid international pressure

Erdogan's captive audience

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani (photo: Limmat Verlag/Ayse Yavas)

Iraqi author Usama Al Shahmani

ʺIn foreign lands, the trees speak Arabicʺ

Protesters at an anti-government demonstration on 1 October 2019 in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Protesting for reform and an end to corruption

Iraq's youth reject the dire status quo

Deceased Kuwaiti author Ismail Fahd Ismail (source: screenshot; Facebook)

Book review: Ismail Fahd Ismail’s "The Old Woman and the River"

Hemingway, eat your heart out!

Great guys, one and all? Front row, from left to right: Zine el-Abidine Ben-Ali next to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak (photo: dpa)

Revenge is not the answer!

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Prosecuting tyranny in the Arab world

Dr. Saad Salloum, Iraqi political scientist, expert in diversity and general coordinator of Masarat (photo: private)

Interview with Iraqi expert Saad Salloum

Celebrating religious diversity in Iraq

AfD demonstrator on 9 September 2017 in Potsdam (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Identity politics in the West

Islam – no longer the bogeyman

Symbolic image of the Israeli air force, showing an F-35 fighter jet (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/A. Shalite)

Israeli attacks on bases in Iraq

Is war with Iran on the horizon?

Yazidi women hold up pictures of missed relatives during a commemoration ceremony in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on 3 August 2019 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/T. Kienzle)

Pursuing prosecution in Germany

Justice for Yazidi survivors of Islamic State genocide

Photographer and author Joey Lawrence (photo: Joey Lawrence)

Non-fiction: Joey Lawrenceʹs "We came from fire"

A tribute to the Kurds

Operation in a hospital run by Medecins sans Frontieres in Amman (photo: Philipp Breu)

Helping the Middle Eastʹs war-wounded

The hospital for all wars

The use of the Arabic language alongside the Hebrew language was a matter of course for Iraqi Jews right up to their death, as the text on the gravestone shows: Itzhak Schlomo, died on day 24 of the Hebrew month Iyar in 679 (source: Facebook; Israel in Iraqi dialect)

Iraqi Jews

Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the White House on 24.06.2019 tightening sanctions against Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

U.S. policy on Iran

Trump's fake "stability" premise

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