Politics

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Code Pink demonstrators in front of the White House demand an investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: imago stock&people/Kevin Dietsch)

Murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump's ersatz reality

Ethnic Uighurs and Chinese security forces in Xinjiang (photo: picture-alliance/Kyodo)

Chinaʹs Muslim minority

"Re-educating" the Uighurs

Guido Steinberg, Saudi Arabia expert with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (source: DW)

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures a traditional greeting prior to his speech as part of India's 72nd Independence Day celebrations, which marks the 71st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

India and Pakistan

Modiʹs foreign policy – by whim, not design

Political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (photo: private)

Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel

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The West's "intellectually lazy" obsession with sectarianism

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo: Reuters)

Essebsi breaks with Ennahda

Farewell to Tunisia's "national consensus"

Man wearing a kippa with a German flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany’s right-wing populists found Jewish group

Jews – the AfDʹs means to an end

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Creeping authoritarianism

Turkeyʹs one man band

Rival militias fighting in Tripoli, Libya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Turkia)

Internecine struggles

Libyaʹs free for all

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Saudi King Salman (centre) receives Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (left) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 16 September 2018. The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea were in Saudi Arabia to sign a peace accord between the two East African nations (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/SPA)

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia and the UAE

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Winds of change in the Gulf

Reminder of hyperinflation: 50,000 lira Turkish banknote (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Turkeyʹs economic crisis

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The sick man of Europe returns

Attack of the World Trade Center, 11 September 2001 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/C. Soi Cheung)

The legacy of 9/11

Why the world needs to re-think its war on terror

Caskets of those who died in a terror attack on a military parade in Iran are displayed in Ahvaz, Iran, 24 September 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/E. Noroozi)

Military parade attack in Ahwaz, Iran

The Islamic Republic reels

Young people protest against the government in the southern Iraqi city of Basra (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

From Basra to Baghdad

Young Iraqis rise up for a life worth living

Art demonstrates against right-wing agitation and violence: Brandenburg artist Rainer Opolkaʹs sculpture of a bronze wolf giving the Hitler salute, positioned in front of the Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Islamophobia and xenophobia

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The West’s racism problem

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton gestures as then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and then PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shake hands after signing the Israeli-PLO peace accord, at the White House, in this 13 September 1993 file picture. Twenty-five years after the late Israeli and Palestinian leaders met on a sun-soaked White House lawn, hopes that their historic encounter would lead to peace have faded along with photographs of their hesitant handshake (photo: Reuters)

Interview with think tank veterans Yossi Alpher and Ghassan Khatib

"The Oslo peace process approach is over"

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (photo: picture-alliance/Pressens Bild Scanpix AB)

Oslo I 25 years on

Israelis and Palestinians lament the deadlock

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