Essays

The controversial "One-Love" armband on the arm of Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) (photo: Mathias Koch/imago images)

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Qatar critics and their blind spots

Tourists in front of an oversized World Cup 2022 sign in front of the skyline of Doha, Qatar (photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup 2022

Major events at any price?

Aziz Akhannouch, head of the Moroccan government (source: YouTube)

Morocco’s Akhannouch government

Business logic and politics don’t mix

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance)

Arab League 2022

Hopeless reunion in Algeria?

Schoolgirls in the classroom protesting against the Iranian regime (photo: SalamPix/Avaca/picture-alliance)

How feminist are the protests in Iran?

The struggle for self-determination

An Arab holds a model World Cop trophy in a souvenir shop (photo: Reuters/I. Al-Omar)

Germany and the Gulf

Balancing ethics and economics

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?

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