Country: Syria

"Truck and Workers", 2011, by Qatar artist Faraj Daham (photo: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi)

Art and liberation

Modern Arab art and the depiction of blue collar workers

Ronya Othmann (photo: Cihan Caknak)

Interview with author Ronya Othmann

Fighting the obliteration of Kurdish-Yazidi identity

Riad Seif (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Hudaverdi Yaman)

Riad Seif’s testimony at the Syrian torture trial in Germany

A Syrian opposition legend speaks out

Refugee arriving in Germany grasping a crumpled picture of Angela Merkel (picture-alliance/dpa/S. Hoppe)

2015 and the Syrian influx

Five years on: how has Germany's refugee policy fared?

A man looks out of the window of his damaged apartment in downtown Beirut at the destruction caused by the explosion in Beirut Port, 14.08.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Naamani)

Overcoming fear and mistrust

Processing Lebanon's long legacy of collective trauma

Tobias Zumbraegel is a researcher and project co-ordinator at the Centre for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO), Bonn (photo: private)

Interview with political scientist Tobias Zumbraegel

How are Middle East countries coping with climate change?

President Erdoğan and senior Turkish ministers attend Friday prayers at Hagia Sofia, 24.07.20 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Kamachi)

Interview with Olivier Roy on the conversion of Hagia Sophia

"Islamising stones is easier than Islamising souls"

Entrance to the Fondation Orient Occident in Rabat (photo: Claudia Mende)

Immigration in Morocco

The long road to integration for immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa

Concert given by the Morgenland All Star Band (photo: Andy Spyra/laif)

16th Morgenland Festival Osnabruck

A virtual journey of sound across the Balkans

A UN aid convoy arrives in northern Syria (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth Brussels Syria Conference

After nine years of war, who is helping the Syrians?

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (left) visiting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on 4 June 2020, Ankara (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Aktas)

Mask diplomacy and power politics

Erdogan's foreign policy in the shadow of coronavirus

Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo (photo: Awad Awad/AFP/Getty Images)

Discourse and our terms of reference

Politics and religion in Islam – one world or two?

Syrian women protest during the International Conscience Convoy in Hatay (photo: picture-alliance/AA/E. Turkoglu)

War crimes in Syria

Can Syrian sexual violence survivors get justice in Germany?

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