Essays

Moncef Marzouki (photo: A. Belaidi/AFP/ Getty Images)

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki

The conscience of the Arab Spring

France: a white rose on the pavement marks the second anniversary of the Bataclan attacks (photo: Reuters/E.Laurent)

France and terrorism

No time to heal

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt; President Joe Biden of the United States of America (source. DW screenshot)

Egypt's National Human Rights Strategy

Propaganda tailored to the U.S.?

Doctor and journalist Nemi El-Hassan (photo: dpa)

Germany: Controversy surrounding journalist with Palestinian roots

The lost honour of Nemi El-Hassan

Protests against the miserable economic situation in Tunis in December 2020 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab world

"The people aren't ready" – can Arabs do democracy?

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

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with Taliban leaders (photo: Pakistan Prime minister office/AFP)

Afghanistan and its neighbours

Is the Taliban takeover still in Pakistan's interest?

Three smiling men wearing different religious attire in the colours of the Indian flag (photo: Imago/Indiapicture)

Faith and religious tolerance in India

Where tolerance and segregation go hand in hand

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in West Bank city of Ramallah (photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

Promoting human rights in the Middle East

The U.S. and Arab hearts and minds – an impossible task?

Algerian Islamic scholar Said Djabelkhir was sentenced to three years in prison for "insulting Islam" (photo: Ryad Kramdi/AFP)

Interview with the Algerian scholar Said Djabelkhir

What we Muslims need is a critical appraisal of Islamic law

Middle East demonstration, Berlin (photo: Dirk Knofeld/dpa/picture-alliance)

Germany and the Middle East conflict

A parallel universe between the Jordan and the Med

German philosopher Juergen Habermas (photo: Getty Images/AFP/L. Gouliamaki)

Habermas, the Sheikh Zayed Award and Arab reactions

Habermas and the contradictions of the Arab intellectual

Archive photo of sociologist and philosopher Juergen Habermas (photo: Janine Schmitz/photothek/imago images)

German angst and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Habermas, philosopher of communication, rejects dialogue

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