Politics

Visiting Tehran: a Taliban delegation led by Abdul Ghani Baradar (centre left) to Iran's then Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif, 31 January 2021 (photo: TASNIM NEWS / AFP)

Afghanistan and Iran

Can Iran be friends with the Taliban?

Petersberg near Bonn, Germany, UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (l-r) stand together for a "family photo" at Petersberg near Bonn on 2 December 2002 at the start of the international Afghanistan conference (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West's neo-colonialism

Why nation-building failed in Afghanistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with Taliban leaders (photo: Pakistan Prime minister office/AFP)

Afghanistan and its neighbours

Is the Taliban takeover still in Pakistan's interest?

President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan (l) meets Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (r) in Doha, Qatar on 2 July 2020 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. Cetinmuhurdar)

Turkish foreign policy

Ankara – new guarantor of stability on the Hindu Kush?

Smoke cloud over Sanaa after an airstrike (photo: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

Yemen and the Biden administration

"After the war, Yemen will no longer be a sovereign state"

Farmers herding their livestock away from an approaching wildfire in Turkey (Yasin Akgul/Getty Images/AFP)

Wildfires in Turkey

Politics ablaze as forests burn in Turkey

Taliban fighters and commanders sitting inside the presidential palace in Kabul (photo: Zabi Karim/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Taliban in the ascendant

Joe Biden and America’s withdrawal of choice

A hand of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in a cage in an Egyptian courtroom (photo: Reuters/A. A. Dalsh)

Death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt

An act of reckoning

President Kaïs Saïed (at the head of the table to the right of the Tunisian flag) announcing on Sunday that he had dismissed the prime minister and suspended parliament for 30 days (photo: Tunisian Presidency Handout/AA/picture alliance)

Presidential take-over in Tunisia

Political earthquake in Tunis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his visit to Northern Cyprus, July 2021 (photo: Mustafa Oztartan/Presidential Press Office/Reuters)

Erdogan in Cyprus

No movement in the mediation deadlock

Mohamed ElBaradei (photo: Getty Images)

US policy in the Middle East

The America that Israel and Palestine need

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (photo: picture alliance/dpa/TASS/A. Sherbak)

Morocco's pre-election crisis of confidence

"People no longer trust us!"

Group E match at the 2019 Asian Cup between Qatar and Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Saudi Arabia, football and the Olympics

Making the leap from off-side to big league?

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