Essays

Homophobic graffiti on a house wall (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Nimani)

Islam and homophobia

The hatred on our doorstep

Archive image of Merkel and Erdogan (photo: dpa)

Turkey and the refugee deal

False friends forever

Green politician Omid Nouripour arrived from Iran at the age of 13

Germany’s refugee debate

Integration is a two-way street

 Aktion Zeig Rassismus die rote Karte, Foto: picture-alliance/dpa/Fredrik von Erichsen

The UEFA Cup 2016

The Teutonic preoccupation with race

Election poster for Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Arian Fariborz)

Sisi and the European Union

The long arm of the dictator

Arab Spring protesters

Arab Spring five years on

Brave new world?

Prayer hall inside Duisburg′s Merkez Mosque on ″Open Mosque Day″ (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Skolimowska)

The Reform Islam debate

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Islam doesn′t need a Martin Luther!

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)

Combatting 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

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