Country: Qatar

Shared strategic interests: Sunni Sultan of Oman Qabus ibn Said meets with Shia Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, August 2013 (photo: mehr)

Geopolitical alliances in the Middle East

Religionʹs waning role

The flags of Saudi Arabia, the European Union and Germany (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia and the West

Europe's window of opportunity

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 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Political transformation under Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Arabiaʹs perilous pivot

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?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (photo: picture-alliance)

UAE foreign policy and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Hardly a ruler in waiting

Protests in New York against U.S. airstrikes in Syria on 7 April 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

War in Syria

Ending America′s disastrous role

Military parade in the United Arab Emirates (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Emirates News Agency)

Saudi Arabian and UAE foreign policy

A finger in every pie

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, speaking (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia's foreign policy

Catalogue of political failures

Museum for Islamic Art in Doha (photo: Werner Bloch)

Qatar-Germany Year of Culture 2017

Crisis, what crisis?

Cover of Markus Bickel′s ″ Die Profiteure des Terrors. Wie Deutschland an Kriegen verdient und arabische Diktaturen stärkt″ (published by Westend)

Germany′s arms exports to the Islamic world

Profiteering from terrorism

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visiting the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamin bin Hamad Al-Thani on 24.07.2017 in Doha (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP)

Turkey and the Gulf states

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Sticking his neck out for Qatar

Owner of Saint German football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi and Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attend a training session in Doha, 2012 (photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Soft power and football

Qatar vs. UAE: The not-so-beautiful game

Armed Palestinian soldier stands in front of Banksy peace dove graffito in Bethlehem, West Bank (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Palestinian territories

From self-determination to dictatorship: With a rod of iron

Soldier loyal to Al-Thani and Haftar in Benghazi, 2015 (photo: Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya

The Gulf States′ proxy war: Baiting at a distance

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