Politics

Demonstrations and protests against price hikes on 12.01.2018 in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/Y. Gaidi)

Lessons from the unrest in Tunisia

Free in name only

Archive image: Syrian Kurdish YPG militia member patrols near a Turkish army tank during the construction by Turks of an Ottoman tomb near Esme in Aleppo province, Syria, on 22.02.2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Depo Photos/M. Corban

Turkey′s incursion into Syria

The Kurdish quagmire

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: Reuters)

Mohammed bin Salman′s political agenda

The Saudi parable

Operation Olive Branch – Turkish tank convoy at the Turkish-Syrian border (photo: Reuters)

Turkish offensive in Syria

The poisoned olive branch

Supporters of Pakistani opposition parties PAT, PPP and PTI at a joint justice demonstration in Lahore on 17.01.2018, protesting the 2014 Model Town tragedy (photo: picture-alliance/ZUMA PRESS/R. Sajid Hussain)

Trump's Pakistan outburst

Reckless tweets vs. democratic hopes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence at the White House in Washington (photo: Reuters)

U.S. policy on the Middle East

The imperial reflex

Die Proteste im Winter 2010/2011 führten zum Sturz von Machthaber Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Foto: Imago/Kyodo News

Non-fiction: Safwan M. Masri′s ″Tunisia – An Arab anomaly″

A history of intellectual excellence

Protests in Tunisia against austerity and price hikes (photo: picture-alliance)

Social unrest in Tunisia

You′re on your own

Tunisian protesters confront security forces blocking access to the governorate's office in Tunis, during a demonstration over price hikes and austerity measures, 12 January 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Hamdaoui)

Protests rock Tunisia

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A winter of discontent

Khamenei supporters demonstrate their backing for the Supreme Leader and the Islamic Republic (photo: Reuters/Tasnim News Agency)

Protests in Iran

No revolution in sight

Protests in Tunis against President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (photo: Reuters)

Arab response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

Walking a fine line

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: epa/dpa)

Presidential election in Egypt

Gearing up for re-election

A protester raises a fist in defiance in a cloud of tear gas (photo: Getty Images/AFP/STR)

Protests in Iran

The spark that turned into a wildfire

People in a hospital in the Syrian province of Idlib (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

Civil war in Syria

Fighting the jihadists with unusual weapons

The Egyptian pound (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Egypt's rising debts

"A sign of crisis"

Protests against corruption, unemployment and the country's political leaders, University of Tehran, 30 December 2017 (photo: AFP/Gettty Images)

Protests in Iran

An own-goal for the hardliners

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, speaking (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia's foreign policy

Catalogue of political failures

Muslims in Indonesia protest against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital (photo: Reuters/D. Whiteside)

Trump's Jerusalem decision

Unleashing a new wave of radicalisation?

Palestinians watch Trump's announcement that he now recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (photo: Getty Images)

US foreign policy

Donald Trump versus Middle East peace

Fethullah Gulen (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

The Gulen movement in Turkey

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Creating an elite to lead the state

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