Topic: Colonialism

Officials watching a French nuclear test in the Algerian desert (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

French nuclear tests in the Maghreb 60 years on

Delayed fallout in Algeria

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (centre-left) and Li Biao (centre-right), chairman of the Chinese group Haite, attend the launch of Tangier Tech, a Chinese investment project in Morocco on 20 March 2017, at the royal palace near Tangiers (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Senna)

Paris and Rabat in diplomatic stand-off

Is France losing its backyard in North Africa?

Philosopher Nassif Nassar (source: YouTube)

Contemporary political discourse

What can Europe learn from Arab philosophy?

Right-wing PEGIDA extremists demonstrating on 6 February 2016 in Dresden (photo: Reuters/H. Hanschke)

Anti-Muslim racism

Merkel and "the danger of self-Islamisation"

Journalist and author Charlotte Wiedemann (photo: DW)

Charlotte Wiedemann: "Now is the time for utopias"

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The end of white dominance

Portrait photo of the Palestinian-American cultural critic Edward Said taken in 1999 (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Father of post-colonial studies

Edward Said – exiled between cultures

Postcard showing the Hotel Majestic in Tunis in the 1930s (source: Wikipedia)

Book review: Daniel Speck's "Piccola Sicilia"

Little Sicily in North Africa

Cover of Susannah Heschelʹs "Jewish Islam" (published in German by Matthes & Seitz; source: SWR)

Book review: Susannah Heschel on "Jewish Islam"

Jewish Orientalism?

The discussion panel hosted by the ZMO with – from left to right – Bekim Agai, Charlotte Wiedemann, Ulrike Freitag, Mamadou Diawara and Claudia Derichs (photo: Anika Bussemeier)

Germanyʹs Islam debate

The need to meet Islam critics head on

Algerian author and journalist Kamel Daoud (photo: picture-alliance/Gattoni/Leemage)

Kamel Daoud’s novel "Zabor"

Algeria and a patriarch's dying throes

Islamic scholar and writer Stefan Weidner (photo: private)

Interview with Islamic scholar Stefan Weidner

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Thinking outside the Western box

Isabelle Eberhardt ca. 1900 in the Sahara desert (source: Wikipedia)

Isabelle Eberhardt

Writer, nomad and feminist

A crater marks the site of the first Indian underground nuclear test conducted 18 May 1974 at Pokhran in the desert state of Rajasthan (photo: AP)

India and Pakistan

Nuclear war – a remote, but real threat

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