Politics

Turkish military in Tajoura, southeast of Tripoli, November 2020

Turkey seeks its role in the Middle East

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's foreign policy rethink

Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm (photo: Neda Navaee)

Interview with Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm

The Haifa Republic – full equality for Middle East peace

Military escort for Turkish exploration vessel Oruc Reis in the Eastern Mediterranean (photo: picture-alliance/abaka/Turkish Naval Forces)

Gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean

Detente between Greece and Turkey?

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Protests in Tunisia mid-January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Fethi Belaid

Arab Spring ten years on

Tunisia is paralysed by a political culture of consensus

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

Opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu of the Kemalist CHP has begun using the government's own tactics against it (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The chutzpah of opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu

Algiers: protests against the Algerian president (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Batiche)

Interview with human rights activist Rabah Arkam

Algeria's protesters continue their "Revolution of Smiles"

Hoping to get across the border to Croatia and then to Germany: Raheel Zafar (left) from Pakistan and fellow migrants (photo: Marina Strauss/DW)

EU migration policy

Refugees face hopeless situation in Bosnia & Herzegovina

People watch a TV broadcast of Narendra Modi leading the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

Dispute about the temple to Lord Ram in Ayodhya

The end of India's post-colonial consensus

Refuelling with hydrogen (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/S. Gollnow)

Green hydrogen in Saudi Arabia

From oil giant to green powerhouse?

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (right) greets Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on his arrival in Saudi Arabia on 5 January 2021 (photo: SAUDI TV/REUTERS)

Reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

A turning point for the whole Middle East?

"Beirut will rise!", graffiti on a harbour wall in Beirut (photo: Joseph Eid/APF/Getty Images)

Economic crisis in Lebanon

The subsidy quandary

People protesting in Algiers on 21 February 2020, before the spread of Coronavirus hindered protests in Algeria (photo: Reuters/R. Boudina)

Algeria: how the Hirak fared in 2020

Protestors still calling for genuine democracy

Barbed wire on a wall outside the central bank in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/A. A. Rabba)

Interview with political scientist Abdalhadi Alijla

Trust in the state is a precious commodity

Dutch Lebanese journalist and author Kim Ghattas (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Kim Ghattas' "Black Wave"

The rivalry that completely transformed the Middle East

Cologne residents demonstrate solidarity with refugees (photo: Reuters/W. Rattay)

Immigration, Islamophobia and the AfD

Germany's "welcoming culture" – for some a dirty word

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