Politics

Andre Bank, acting director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies in Hamburg (photo: private)

Interview with Middle East expert Andre Bank

"Jordan consistently hedges its bets"

Protests against President Beji Caid Essebsi and Tunisiaʹs government: "I love corruption" reads the placard (photo: S. Mersch/DW)

Domestic power struggle in Tunisia

A faltering democracy

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Sputnik)

The Kurdish YPG and the future of northeastern Syria

Assad smiles from the sidelines

Tunisia's Red Vests mobilise in December 2018; giletsrougesTN#, latunisieencolere# (source: Facebook)

Eight years after the Jasmine Revolution

Young Tunisians see red

Doha skyline with an image of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: picture-alliance)

Weathering the Saudi blockade

Qatar thrives under pressure

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi performing the morning Eid ul-Adha prayers alongside the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Defence Minister Sedky Sobhy and Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab at the al-Sayeda Safeya Mosque, Cairo, Egypt, on 4 October 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Office Of The Presidency)

President Sisi and Al-Azhar

Wresting religious authority from the Grand Imam

Destruction in Homs Old Town, Central Syria (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Rebuilding Syria

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Who should foot the bill for Assad?

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a speech at the White House in Washington (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Syria withdrawal

A chance for peace?

Russian President Vladimir Putin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Civil War in Libya

What is Russia really up to?

Man squats in the ruins that were once the Syrian town of Raqqa (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Non-fiction: Rania Abouzeidʹs "No turning back"

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The humans behind the headlines

Solidarity demonstration for Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi embassy in Paris (photo: Imago)

Repression against journalists

A world of Khashoggis

Anti-Assad protest in Maaret al-Numan in the northern province of Idlib in September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Local government under Syria's opposition

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Of the people, by the people, for the people

Tunisian woman protesting during the 2010/2011 Jasmine Revolution, Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Spring and the "Spring of Nations"

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Failed revolutionaries?

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud takes part in the investorsʹ conference on 28.10.2018 in Riyadh (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The killing of Khashoggi

Letting Mohammed bin Salman off the hook

Houthi followers in Sanaa, Yemen (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Peace talks in Stockholm

Yemenis – pawns in a cynical game

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi (photo: picture-alliance)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

The red herring of 'Islamic human rights'

Symbolic image: al-Qaida and IS (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Islam expert Behnam T. Said

Why al-Qaida is stronger than ever

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: Reuters/T. Berkin)

Turkey and the Gulen movement

Erdogan seizes the school initiative

Iraqi troops advance along a tunnel controlled by IS near to Mosul, 01.03.17 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

"Islamic State" in Iraq

Beware the jihadist hydra

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