Politics

Polizeieinsatz in New York City nach einem islamistischen Terroranschlag: Ein NYPD-Officer sichert eine Fußgängerbrücke an der Stuyvesant High School; Foto: AP

White terrorism

Murder on their minds

Ataturk flag above Taksim Square in Istanbul (photo: Reuters)

Criticising Erdogan

Don't romanticise the Kemalist legacy!

Far-right demonstrators in Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Thissen)

Right-wing populism in Europe and the USA

Those who cry wolf

Syrian opposition supporters protest the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh's "The Impossible Revolution"

The "Syrianisation" of the world

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) together with Saudi Arabia′s King Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

Power play in Saudi Arabia

Charting a seismic shift

Candidates' banners on display ahead of local elections in Amman, Jordan, 06.07.2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/S. Malkawi)

Voter apathy in Jordan

An open invitation

Troops belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces pose in front of a banner bearing the likeness of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the PKK, in Raqqa on 19 October 2017 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Syria and the war against IS

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Strange bedfellows

 Identity politics expert Dr Mujibur Rehman (photo: private)

Interview with identity politics expert Mujibur Rehman

"Muslims feel deeply unsafe in present-day India"

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the Vision 2030 presentation – a plan to transform the Saudi economy (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Reform in Saudi Arabia

Progress or megalomania?

Turks hold up a banner bearing the faces of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

The restructuring of Turkey

Filling the gap left by Gulen

Shia militias move into the Iraqi province of Nineveh (photo: Reuters/A. Jalal)

Fighting over Kurdish independence

A political fiasco

A Palestinian and a Jewish woman join hands during the recent Women Wage Peace march staged across Israel and the Palestinian territories (photo: Reuters/R. Zvulun)

Israeli-Palestinian relations

Entering a new era?

Saudi women in a book cafe in Jeddah (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilabi)

Saudi Arabia′s labour market

Loosing the chains

Demonstration for freedom and democracy in Bahrain in September 2012 (photo: Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed)

Political discourse in the Arab world

Last ditch democracy

It is two years since the summer of Germany′s open-door policy: volunteers assist refugees arriving at Munich railway station on 5 September 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany's refugee influx two years on

Where there's a will

Palestinians don masks of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya's faces (photo: AP)

Fatah-Hamas rapprochement

Can they keep their cool?

Poster of the Syrian president in East Aleppo (photo: George Ourfalian/AFP)

Ending the civil war

For a different Syria

An Iranian woman holds a placard showing a caricature of Donald Trump during a rally marking the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in February 2017. Millions marched in response to the new U.S. administrationn and a rejection of threatening language (photo: Getty Images/AFP/A. Kenare)

Annulling the Iran deal

When amateurs rule

Cover of Markus Bickel′s ″ Die Profiteure des Terrors. Wie Deutschland an Kriegen verdient und arabische Diktaturen stärkt″ (published by Westend)

Germany′s arms exports to the Islamic world

Profiteering from terrorism

Members of a Rohingya family make their way across a muddy field in Teknaf, Bangladesh, having fled Myanmar (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Zumawire/Km Asad)

Myanmar′s persecution of the Rohingya

Existentially naked

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