Essays

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

The Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin-Neukölln (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Paul Zinken)

Muslims in Germany

Blocked integration

Two Muslim students in headscarves in the audience at a public event at a university. Photo: dpa

France's burka ban

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Excluding the wrong people

Ravaged by war: The Northern Syrian city of Homs (photo: Reuters)

Syria and the Middle East

The End of the Sykes Picot System?

A Muslim family in Switzerland, the woman wearing a niqab, a full face veil (photo: imago/Geisser)

Essay by Sara Silvestri

Britain Does Not Need a French-style Burqa Ban

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