Politics

German journalist and author Birgt Svensson (source: screengrab, SWR mediathek)

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq

Protester wearing a mask of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman demonstrates outside the Saudi Arabian embassy over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, 10 October 2018, in Washington (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Martin)

The world according to Mohammed bin Salman

Prove your loyalty, Saudis – deny reality

State-sponsored demonstration against the USA in Tehran on 04.11.2018, the anniversary of the storming of the U.S. embassy in Tehran in 1979 (photo: ILNA)

U.S. sanctions against Iran

The lonely "axis of evil"

IS symbols on a road near Tikrit, Iraq (photo: Reuters/T. Al-Sudani)

IS fighters in Iraqi prisons

The next terror generation?

Turkish demonstrators protest the killing of Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/AA/M. E. Yildirim)

Trump, MbS and the aftermath

Did the global order die with Khashoggi?

A Cairo street sign showing Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ahead of the presidential election, 25 March 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Awad)

Sisi and the military

Egyptʹs sham modernity

Algerian pupils leaving school at the end of the day (photo: DW/Nour Elhayet Elkebir)

Algeriaʹs process of national reconciliation

The war's forgotten children

A poster depicting U.S. president Donald Trump, stating that all U.S. customers will be charged 25 percent more than others starting from the day President Trump started the trade war against China, is displayed outside a restaurant in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province on 13 August, 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/CCP)

Middle East economies

Treading the trade war tightrope

Code Pink demonstrators in front of the White House demand an investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: imago stock&people/Kevin Dietsch)

Murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Donald Trump's ersatz reality

Ethnic Uighurs and Chinese security forces in Xinjiang (photo: picture-alliance/Kyodo)

Chinaʹs Muslim minority

"Re-educating" the Uighurs

Guido Steinberg, Saudi Arabia expert with Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) (source: DW)

Interview with Middle East expert Guido Steinberg

No one wants conflict with Saudi Arabia

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures a traditional greeting prior to his speech as part of India's 72nd Independence Day celebrations, which marks the 71st anniversary of the end of British colonial rule, at the Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

India and Pakistan

Modiʹs foreign policy – by whim, not design

Political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (photo: private)

Interview with political scientists Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel

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The West's "intellectually lazy" obsession with sectarianism

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/H. Jamali)

Western diplomacy in crisis

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What to do about Khashoggi?

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo: Reuters)

Essebsi breaks with Ennahda

Farewell to Tunisia's "national consensus"

Man wearing a kippa with a German flag (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Germany’s right-wing populists found Jewish group

Jews – the AfDʹs means to an end

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Creeping authoritarianism

Turkeyʹs one man band

Rival militias fighting in Tripoli, Libya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Turkia)

Internecine struggles

Libyaʹs free for all

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

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