Iranian experts inspect the nuclear plant in Isfahan which is used as an Uranium Conversion Facility (photo: AP)

Iran's Nuclear Programme

Carrot and Stick for Tehran

Nigerian sociologist and economist Lamido Sanusi (photo: Kingsley Lii-Addy)

"Shariacracy" in Nigeria

Difficult Balance between Sharia and Human Rights

The debate on Turkey's EU entry has often centered on religion, photo: AFP

Giacomo Luciano

Islam - Obstacle on the Way to Europe?

The Turkish press is currently experiencing a heated intellectual debate (photo: AP)

François Skvor

Turkish Intellectuals and Europe

Yasar Kemal

Yasar Kemal

"Turkey Is European, If It Adopts Democracy"

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan has worked hard to move his country closer to Europe (photo: AP)

Karin Wedra

Turkey Could Be a Stabilisation Factor for Europe

Monika Griefahn (photo: DW)

Monika Griefahn

A Textbook Example of Dialogue between Cultures

Turkey still has to resolve its Kurdish issue (photo: ap)

Kurdish Issue Remains Unresolved

Ulrich Beck (photo: Infoamerica.org)

Ulrich Beck

"Muslim Societies and the Western World Can No Longer Be Considered to Be Separate Entities"

Candles burn on a train platform in Madrid on Friday, photo: AP

First Anniversary of the Madrid Train Bombings

Pain Still Raw as Spain Remembers Victims

Riot at Women's Demonstration in Istanbul

EU Scolds Turkey over Police Clampdown

The opposition has campaigned tirelessly for reform over the past few months - "Kifaya"-supporters demonstrate in front of Cairo University, photo: AP

Constitutional Change in Egypt

Reform Fever Induced by External Powers?

Iraqi women fear for their children's future (photo: AP)

Radioactive Aftermath in Iraq

Increased Mortality Rate after the two Gulf Wars

photo: AP

Militant Islamism

Algeria – A Member of the "Axis of Good"?

The municipal elections in February 2005 were the kingdom's first nationwide elections. Women were barred from running or voting in the election (photo: AP)

Saudi Municipal Elections

Gradualism of Reform and Traditional Politics


Is Ankara Losing its Reform Zeal?

Gerhard Schröder during his visit of the Old Town in Sanaa, Yemen (photo: AP)

German Chancellor Visits Persian Gulf

Schröder, German Mission Seek Business Contacts

Emine Demirbüken-Wegner (CDU) campaigns for the integration of immigrants and against discrimination, photo: CDU

Interview Emine Demirbüken-Wegner

A Muslim in the Christian Democrat Party

photo: AP

EU and Human Rights

Sanctions Must Be Targeted

Talat and his wife casting their votes (photo: AP)

Turkish Cypriot Elections

EU Welcomes Election Outcome