Politics

BJP supporters in New Delhi celebrate Modi's victory (photo: DW)

Right-wing populism

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Modi won – but did India?

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes an address in front of portraits of the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, and Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic during a ceremony marking his 25th death anniversary at his shrine just outside Tehran, Iran, on 3 June 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi)

The Islamic Republicʹs existential crisis

Will Iran crack under the strain?

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the White House on 24.06.2019 tightening sanctions against Iran (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

U.S. policy on Iran

Trump's fake "stability" premise

Forces loyal to the Syrian regime celebrate the anniversary of the re-taking of Aleppo from the Syrian rebels on 21.12.2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Syrian conflict

The war in Syria is not over

Representatives of Algerian civil society organisations meet for a National Conference of Civil Society on 15 June 2019 in Algiers (photo: Nourredine Bessadi)

Civil society and democratic transition in Algeria

Algerian activists demand a place at the table

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on 8 May 2019 (photo: AFP/B. Smialowski)

Trumpʹs challenge

Taking on Tehran

General Hossein Salami, Supreme Commander of Iranʹs Revolutionary Guard Corps (photo: Tasnim)

U.S.-Iranian tension

Iranʹs wartime commander

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech on 25.04.2019 in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Franceʹs new Mediterranean initiative

A G10 summit marked by pragmatism

CHP campaign event in the run-up to the Istanbul mayoral elections (photo: Mariam Brehmer)

Mayoral election re-run in Turkey

Istanbul's Imamoglu has a plan

Since Trumpʹs Iran embargo only a few Iranian pilgrims visit the Iraqi city of Najaf (photo: DW/Judit Neurink)

Economic crisis in Iraq

Trump's Iran embargo impacts Iraqis

Children playing football in Damascus (photo: Reuters/M. Djurica)

Reconstruction in Syria

Frustrating Assadʹs plans for a new state

Symbolic image of ʹthe civil versus the militaryʹ: a man protests against the referendum on the constitution in front of a statue of former general Abdel Moneim Riad, in Cairo, Egypt (photo: Reuters)

Military dictatorships in the Middle East

The real enemies of the Arab Spring

Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor, currently imprisoned (screenshot: YouTube)

Political activism in the Gulf

The UAEʹs policy of zero tolerance

Aung San Suu Kyi in Budapest (photo: Getty Images/A. Kisbenedek)

Myanmarʹs Aung San Suu Kyi in Hungary

With friends like Orban...

Wives of IS fighters under arrest in a camp near the Syrian village of Ain Issa on 22.10.2017 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Female jihadists

Why women go to Holy War

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Social utopia on the Nile?

Sisiʹs new breed of Egyptians

Rapid Support Force units in the south of Darfur on 3 May 2015 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Political crisis

Sudanʹs deadly counter-revolutionary militia

Street hawkers selling Kurdistan flags in northern Iraq prior to the referendum in August 2014 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The uncertain future of Kurdish autonomy

What next for Iraqʹs Kurds?

Still from Iranian pop singer Sasy's "Gentlemen" video (source: YouTube)

Pop video sparks political scandal

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Iran’s hardliners are losing the youth

"Hunger and poverty are the same thing": anti-government protests against increased bread prices in Amman (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Levant

Jordan's fragile stability

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