Politics

Omid Nouripour, foreign policy spokesman for Germany's Green party (photo: Imago/Jurgen Heinrich)

Interview with Omid Nouripour on the protests in Iran

"The Europeans lack courage"

An Iranian student holds up a placard bearing the likenesses of Khamenei and Khomeini in front of the former American embassy in Tehran. The background graffiti was painted over in autumn 2019, before the Islamic Republic's 40th anniversary celebrations (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The mirage of regime change

Why the United States is Khamenei’s bogeyman

Anti-government protests on 9 November in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Facing the Mahdi militias

Iraqi civilians in the firing line

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

In solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Thomson Reuters project manager detained in Iran: London's Mayor Sadiq Khan and her husband appeal for her release (source: Twitter)

Foreign academics risk arrest in Iran

Tehran's new hostage policy

Protest march in Pakistani Kashmir (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

India and Pakistan

"If Germany can be reunified, so can Kashmir"

Syria's dictator Bashar al-Assad visits military units in Habeet in the province Idlib (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Syria's constitutional committee

Geneva is key to Assad's rehabilitation

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Turkish flag flies at the refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Islahiye, Gaziantep province, Turkey, March 2016 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

A safe haven in northern Syria?

Turkey's plan to 'resettle' Syrian refugees

Symbolic image of a genie and a bottle (photo: Imago)

Unrest in the Arab world

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The genie is out of the bottle

Morocco's teachers demonstrate for better working conditions on 24.03.2019 in Rabat (photo: Reuters)

Democracy and human rights

Morocco's police state makes a comeback

Demonstrators protest against Hariri and the Lebanese government in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Middle East

Lebanon's protesters are here to stay

Turkish military vehicles advance in northern Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Turkish incursion into northern Syria

You reap what you sow

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a crowd (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Coskun)

Turkey isolated amid international pressure

Erdogan's captive audience

Anti-government protests in Lebanon (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Political crisis in Lebanon

Time is running out for Saad Hariri

Kurdish YPG fighter in Kobani (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/J. Raa)

Turkey's Syria offensive

Burying the Kurdish autonomy project

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo giving a press conference on 13 June 2019  following oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Maximum pressure and asymmetrical tactics

Dangerous shifts in the U.S.-Iranian stand-off

Ali Ertan Toprak, chairman of Germany’s Kurdish community (photo: private)

Interview with Ali Ertan Toprak

"I am stunned by Europe's weak and inactive stance against Erdogan"

Constitutional law professor and presidential frontrunner Kais Saied (photo: Reuters/M. Hamed)

Polling in the Maghreb

Presidential run-off in Tunisia, but will anyone vote?

Protesters at an anti-government demonstration on 1 October 2019 in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Protesting for reform and an end to corruption

Iraq's youth reject the dire status quo

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