Country: USA

In "Homeland", starring actress Claire Danes, Shia Hezbollah are allied with the Sunni al-Qaida through their mutual hatred of the U.S. (photo: Sifeddine Elamine /Imago)

The West and Islam 20 years after 9/11

Paranoia, now

A young Muslim woman making bag lunches for homeless people in San Francisco (photo: Abdel Rahman Bassa)

9/11 twenty years on

Muslims in the West – the cultural go-betweens

Attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

9/11 twenty years on

How the 'War on Terror' destabilised the Middle East

Visiting Tehran: a Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar (centre left) to Iran's then Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif, 31 January 2021 (photo: TASNIM NEWS / AFP)

Afghanistan and Iran

Can Iran be friends with the Taliban?

Petersberg near Bonn, Germany, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (l-r) stand together for a "family photo" at Petersberg near Bonn on 2 December 2002 at the start of the international Afghanistan conference (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West's neo-colonialism

Why nation-building failed in Afghanistan

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) meets Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (r) in Doha, Qatar on 2 July 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Cetinmuhurdar)

Turkish foreign policy

Ankara – new guarantor of stability on the Hindu Kush?

Taliban fighters and commanders sitting inside the presidential palace in Kabul (photo: Zabi Karim/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Taliban in the ascendant

Joe Biden and America’s withdrawal of choice

Mohamed ElBaradei (photo: Getty Images)

US policy in the Middle East

The America that Israel and Palestine need

Ayaan Hirsi Ali (photo: Mike Myers/Penguin Random House/dpa/picture-alliance)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Prey"

Condemning Islam, glorifying the West

Professor Amina Wadud leads a Friday prayer service in Oxford, England on 17 October 2008 (photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP/picture-alliance)

Amina Wadud's "Qur'an and Woman" revisited

"Inequality between men and women is contrary to Islam"

Pages