Essays

Refugees in Dikili, Turkey

Europe′s response to the refugee crisis

"Ugly, feckless and dysfunctional"

German satirist Jan Bohmermann

Jan Bohmermann's BE DEUTSCH

The danger of being earnest

Friedrich Ruckert (1788-1866) (photo: Suddeutsche Zeitung)

150th anniversary of Friedrich Ruckert′s death

Forget Goethe, read Ruckert

Sufi Muslim praying in the Bahaduria Sufi Mosque in Kabul (photo: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Combating violent extremism

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Could Sufi Islam be the cure-all?

4 March 2016: peaceful protests against the Assad regime by supporters of the Free Syrian Army in Marat Numan, Idlib province (photo: Reuters/K. Ashawi)

The Syrian uprising five years on

Alive and kicking

AfD election night party following the state election in Baden-Wurttemberg (photo: Getty Images/A. Hassenstein)

Right-wing populism in Europe

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Take the AfD seriously – or you'll end up like us

An Arab guest visits a stand during the Frankfurt Book Fair (photo: Deutsche Welle)

Culture and education in the Islamic world

The lonely Arab crowd

French support for Bouazizi (photo: Antoine Walter; source: Wikimedia commons.org)

Five years of Arab Spring

The butterfly effect

Egypt′s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, during the opening of the Suez Canal (photo: Reuters/The Egyptian Presidency)

Repression and legitimation in Egypt

The world as al-Sisi sees it

Police guard the Eiffel Tower in Paris (photo: Reuters/Y. Hermann)

Terrorism debate

"Imagine there's a war and nobody notices"

Jihadist fighers for Islamic State (photo: Colourbox/krbss)

The Paris attacks and Arab responsibility

Are we accomplices?

US Foreign Minister John Kerry with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters/B. Smialowski)

The West and the Islamic world

The despotic temptation

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Supporter of the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement in Dresden (photo: Matthias Hiekel/dpa)

Racism in Germany

The taint of PEGIDA journalism

Former Arab dictators (from left to right): Ben Ali, Salih, Gaddafi, Mubarak (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Political rule before and after the ″Arabellion″

Internal colonialism and counter-revolution

The French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Refugee crisis in Europe

The price of European indifference

Taha Hussein (photo: Al Jazeera)

Taha Hussein and the democratisation of education in Egypt

The sea of knowledge

Supporters of the Pegida movement demonstrating in Dresden on 22 December 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Kay Nietfeld)

The psychology of Pegida

The craving for an enemy

Geert Wilders in front of a sign that says "Access forbidden" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Immigration and the new class divide

Feeding on people's grievances

Khola Maryam Hubsch (photo: private)

The perception of Islam as the enemy

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When fear creeps in

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