Politics

Afghans camping outside a government office in Herat, Afghanistan (photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis

End the economic blockade

Moncef Marzouki (photo: A. Belaidi/AFP/ Getty Images)

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki

The conscience of the Arab Spring

Bayterek Tower is visible in central Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the presidential palace in Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 July, 2013 (photo by LEON NEAL / POOL / AFP)

Kazakhstan

Tyrants of the steppe

Russian President Vladimir Putin (r) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on 28.12.2021 (photo: Sputnik Kremlin/dpa/picture-alliance)

Protests in Kazakhstan

Putin's nightmare?

Protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, in February 2021 – one of the largest protests in Tunisia since the uprising in 2011 that launched the Arab Spring (photo: Yassine Gaidi/AA/picture-alliance)

Interview with Asef Bayat

Examining the Arab Spring revolutions from within

Symbolic image with Bahraini flag (photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

People working in a factory in the city of Qazvin, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Iranian economy

The causes of Iran's economic woes

Pakistani mother Shahana with her husband Ajoon Khan sit next to photos of their son Asfand Khan, who was killed in a 2014 assault by Pakistani Taliban militants on an army public school, during an interview with The Associated Press, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 29 December 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Terrorism in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban do little to stop Pakistan Taliban

Protests against military takeover in Khartoum (photo: Marwan Ali/dpa/AP/picture alliance)

Sudan anti-putsch protests

"We have to keep fighting"

Part of a new four-lane highway in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka (photo: Imago/Xinhua)

Bangladesh turns 50

Pakistan's greatest defeat remains taboo

Participants at the Turkey-Africa summit held in Ankara on 17 December 2021 (photo: Shadati/Xinhua/imago images)

Turkey-Africa summit

Erdogan scores "Made in Turkey" points

France: a white rose on the pavement marks the second anniversary of the Bataclan attacks (photo: Reuters/E.Laurent)

France and terrorism

No time to heal

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (left), in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right), Ankara, 24 November 2021 (photo: Ali Balikci/AA/picture-alliance)

Turkey

Erdogan's search for partners in the Middle East

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (photo: Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden/Lukas)

Indonesia's good governance

The genius of Jokowi

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