Politics

Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (photo: dpa)

The assassination of Qassem Soleimani

U.S.-Iranian conflict set to escalate

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj meets Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul, Turkey on December 15. AP

Libyan Civil War

EU divisions over Libya leave a gap for others

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with his brother Maher (photo: AP)

The decades-long rule of Syria's al-Assad dynasty

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Psychogram of a Syrian dictator

Sociologist and Arabist Gilles Kepel (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Essay by Islam expert Gilles Kepel

The new jihad and its mentors

Image of Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala presented by his lawyer at a press conference (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Interview with jailed Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala

"Nonsensical accusations"

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads a protest rally in Calcutta in December 2019 to oppose the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Bill, now passed into law (photo: DW/S. Bandopadhyay)

Protesting Modi's Citizenship Amendment Act

The rape of India's soul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan chats with Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan in Istanbul on 29 May 2015 (photo: EPA/SEDAT SUNA)

Support for Turkey's AKP dwindles

Erdogan’s homegrown rivals

Protesting Rohingya genocide in front of the ICJ in The Hague (photo: DW)

Muslims in Myanmar

What hope The Hague for the Rohingya?

Anti-government protests and unrest in Iraq (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Unrest in Iraq

Sadr City – a hotbed of resistance

Demonstrators protest on the streets of Algiers against army commander Gaid Saleh on 20 November 2019. Placards read “He says he is for the protesters, but in fact he intends to preserve the status quo”, “They all must go: Gaid Saleh – Two faces of the same regime” (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Bensalem)

Unpopular presidential elections

Algeria stands at a historic crossroads

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Sudan's premier Abdalla Hamdok give a press conference in Khartoum on 03.09.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/K. Nietfeld

Horn of Africa

Give Sudan's fledgling democracy the support it deserves!

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar University (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/N. El-Mofty)

Marriage, divorce and inheritance

Who should reform Egypt's personal status law, and how?

Omid Nouripour, foreign policy spokesman for Germany's Green party (photo: Imago/Jurgen Heinrich)

Interview with Omid Nouripour on the protests in Iran

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"The Europeans lack courage"

Murdered Syrian activist and journalist Raed Fares (photo: Radio Fresh)

Fighting for democracy and a free Syria

"Ideas cannot be killed with weapons" – remembering Raed Fares

An Iranian student holds up a placard bearing the likenesses of Khamenei and Khomeini in front of the former American embassy in Tehran. The background graffiti was painted over in autumn 2019, before the Islamic Republic's 40th anniversary celebrations (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The mirage of regime change

Why the United States is Khamenei’s bogeyman

Anti-government protests on 9 November in Baghdad (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Facing the Mahdi militias

Iraqi civilians in the firing line

Moroccan political scientist Hassan Aourid (photo: private)

Interview with the Moroccan thinker Hassan Aourid

Democracy cannot be stopped

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