Politics

Image of Ayatollah Khomeini, Leader of the Islamic Revolution (source: Milad Alaei)

At Khomeini's service

Britain complicit in the crushing of Iran's Tudeh party

(photo: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Protests in the Middle East

No tyranny without Egypt

United States President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House on 28.01.2020 (photo: picture-alliance/CNP/J. Lott)

USA, Israel and the Palestinians

Trump's sham attempt at peace

ara Friedman is the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and has been working in the Middle East foreign policy arena for more than 25 years (photo: FMEP)

Interview with Middle East expert Lara Friedman

"A kosher stamp for Israel to retain control over the West Bank"

A couple hug in front of a wall in Jerusalem that depicts Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu kissing each other (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.A. Shaers)

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Slave to the Trumpian impulse

Iyad el-Baghdadi, director of the Kawaakibi Foundation in Oslo (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi

Jeff Bezos, blackmail and MbS

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters/D. Siddiqui)

India and big business

Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

Iranians in Kerman mourn the death of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Revolutionary Guard, killed in a U.S. drone strike, January 2020 (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

The longest duel

Iran and the USA square off

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian foreign policy and the Libyan crisis

Time to restore Egypt's pivotal role in Libya

African migrants off the Libyan coast on 27.01.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Standing at the gate

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How Libyans see Europe

A clerk serves a Lebanese customer at a bank in Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Barrak)

A toxic combination of sectarianism and rentierism

Lebanon's perfect storm

Iran expert and journalist Reza Alijani (source: YouTube)

Interview with Reza Alijani on Soleimani's assassination

In the wake of Iran's shadow commander

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Qassem Soleimani receiving a military medal from Ayatollah Khamenei (photo: Khamenei.ir)

Following the assassination of Qassem Soleimani

Tehran weighs its next move

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"

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