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German journalist and author Birgt Svensson (source: screengrab, SWR mediathek)

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

Turkish demonstrators protest the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. E. Yildirim)

Trump, MbS and the aftermath

Did the global order die with Khashoggi?

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Code Pink demonstrators in front of the White House demand an investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: imago stock&people/Kevin Dietsch)

Murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump's ersatz reality

Guido Steinberg, Saudi Arabia expert with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (source: DW)

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia

Attack of the World Trade Center, 11 September 2001 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/C. Soi Cheung)

The legacy of 9/11

Why the world needs to re-think its war on terror

Caskets of those who died in a terror attack on a military parade in Iran are displayed in Ahvaz, Iran, 24 September 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Noroozi)

Military parade attack in Ahwaz, Iran

The Islamic Republic reels

Art demonstrates against right-wing agitation and violence: Brandenburg artist Rainer Opolkaʹs sculpture of a bronze wolf giving the Hitler salute, positioned in front of the Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Islamophobia and xenophobia

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The West’s racism problem

Extremism researcher Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck (source: YouTube)

Interview with extremism researcher Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

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"Being part of a ʹcommunityʹ transcends everything"

A Palestinian woman waits in front of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Issa)

USA cancels aid to Palestinian aid agency UNRWA

Washington's penchant for moving the goalposts

Iraqi youth and elders browse a book display at a festival titled "I am Iraqi.. I read" at a park in Mosul on Saturday in the first event of its kind after the city was retaken from IS militants (source: Rudaw English; Twitter)

Iraq post-IS

Mosulʹs cultural comeback

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question during a news conference, 12 July 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/P. Monsivais)

U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic

Playing poker with Iran

Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the "Afghanistan Analysts Network" (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with Thomas Ruttig

Afghanistan's democracy in reverse gear

Ilham Ahmed and Riad Darar, co-chairs of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), are seen during its third meeting in Tabqa, Syria, 16 July 2018. (photo: Reuters/Rodi Said)

Assad and the future of northern Syria

Syriaʹs Kurds hold the cards

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