Politics

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

Caricature of President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi by Celine Rubbelke (source: DW)

Protests in Egypt

Sisi, the survivor?

Indian boy carrying an image of Gandhi in Bangalore (photo: dpa/AP/A. Rahi)

India's Muslims under Narendra Modi

Swan song for Gandhi

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (source: DW)

A year to the day

The infamous murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Rod al-Farag axis bridge in Cairo, Egypt, opened by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in May 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/A. Gomaa)

Egypt's deepening economic crisis

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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s vanity projects

Great guys, one and all? Front row, from left to right: Zine el-Abidine Ben-Ali next to Ali Abdullah Saleh, Muammar Gaddafi and Hosni Mubarak (photo: dpa)

Revenge is not the answer!

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Prosecuting tyranny in the Arab world

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Between religion, oil dependence and reforms

Saudi Arabia under Mohammed bin Salman

Anti-regime demonstration, Tahrir Square, 21 September 2019 (photo: Reuters)

Protests in Egypt

Sisi's social media nightmare

Participants at the Arab League summit in Mecca on 30.05.2019 (photo: Imago Images/Zuma Press)

Farewell to multilateralism in the Middle East

The death of Arab unity

Syrian refugees arrive at the Oncupinar crossing gate, close to the town of Kilis, south central Turkey (Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

EU refugee deal

Erdogan wants rid of the Syrian refugees

A pall of smoke hangs above the Aramco oil refinery in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Planet Labs)

Houthi attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Hitting Saudi Arabia where it hurts

Symbolic image: Knesset election (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Another round of Knesset elections

Deciding Netanyahu's fate

Algerian opposition politician Soufiane Djilali during an anti-Bouteflika demonstration on 24.02.2019 in Algiers (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with Algerian opposition leader Soufiane Djilali

Political crisis in Algeria – is compromise in sight?

Air raids in Kafr Hamrah near Aleppo on 28.02.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Non-fiction: "War in Syria. Resolving a global conflict"

Refuting the populist mantra "Syrians go home"

German air force Tornado jets and a tanker aircraft approach to land at an airbase in Incirlik, Turkey, 10 December 2015 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Germanyʹs involvement in the Middle East

Merkelʹs anti-IS mission to continue in Syria

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