Essays

A woman wearing a mask protests in Iran against the death of Mahsa Amini (photo: Francisco Seco/AP Photo/picture-alliance/dpa)

Protests in Iran

Murderous repression by a desperate regime

Students at the State School of Journalism ISIC in Rabat, Morocco, 31.10.2011 (photo: Thomas Koehler/ picture alliance/photothek)

Standard Arabic, Darija, French or English?

Morocco – a linguistic cold war

Saharan demonstrators seen through Saharan flag while taking part in a rally along the Concha beach support Brahim Gali, leader of the Polisario Front and a free Sahara, in San Sebastian, northern Spain, Sunday, 30 May 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

The EU's diplomatic dilemma

Morocco and Algeria square off over Western Sahara

The Indian-British writer Saman Rushdie (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Salman Rushdie attack

Summoning up Ayatollah Khomeini's spirit

Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammed Ali Jinnah (photo: AP)

India and Pakistan – 75 years of independence

A pair of troubled nations

File photo: the self-propelled howitzer 2000 is the Bundeswehr's most modern artillery piece (photo: Sven Eckelkamp/IMAGO)

Putin’s new world order

What does the war in Ukraine mean?

Algeria decided to sever relations with its neighbour Morocco on 24 August 2021, accusing Rabat of having "hostile tendencies" towards it (photo: picture-alliance)

Morocco and Algeria

A rivalry stretching back decades

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks following a Cabinet meeting, in Ankara, Turkey, 23 May 2022 (photo: Turkish Presidency/AP Photo)

Osman Kavala and Turkey's travesty of justice

Exploiting the fog of war

Director Peter Limbourg in DW's Berlin newsroom (photo: DW)

Deutsche Welle in the Middle East

We need dialogue

Composite image of U.S. President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Saudia Arabia and the UAE

Getting Washington wrong

Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez on a two-day visit to Morocco on 07.4.2022 (photo: Moroccan Royal Palace/AP Photo/picture alliance)

Morocco and Spain

What price Madrid and Rabat's "historic" reconciliation?

UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan and Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, 2019 (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Islam in Southeast Asia

Autocratic versus democratic Islam

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Hate propaganda in India

Modi opponents labelled 'anti-national'

Evacuation by train from the Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

Europe, Ukraine and refugees

Compassion, a sliding scale?

Irpin is only 20 kilometres from Kyiv - the city has recently been the scene of fierce fighting (photo: Getty Images)

War in Ukraine and the West

Putin's fight and our illusions

Morocco's new prime minister Aziz Akhannouch presenting his government team. Proximity to the royal family has helped Akhannouch become one of Morocco's richest men (photo: Xinhua News Agency / picture alliance)

Morocco's billionaire PM

Business elite stifles politics

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