Topic: History of the Near and Middle East

Democrats Abroad demonstrator protesting against Donald Trump′s policy on Pariser Platz in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The West and the Muslim world

Bin the black and white model

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/Anadolu Agency/Turkish Presidency)

Erdogan and Turkish foreign policy

Neo-Ottoman rumblings

Israeli-Palestinian peace activists (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Middle East conflict

Empty rhetoric

The Saudi King Salman (left), British Prime Minister Theresa May (centre) and King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa of Bahrain during the GCC summit on 7 December 2016 in Manama (photo: AFP)

Re-assessing Western involvement in the Middle East

Far from Utopian

Key in the West Bank town of Jericho symbolising the return of the Palestinians following the Nakba (photo: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians in purgatory

Eternally displaced

Cigdem Aslan (photo: Alex Harvey Brown)

Album review: Cigdem Aslan's ″A Thousand Cranes″

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Tugging at your heartstrings

Still from the documentary "Haymatloz" (source: mindjazz pictures)

″Haymatloz″ – a film documentary

How Ataturk rescued the Jews

Sarit Michaeli, B′Tselem spokeswoman (photo: Sarit Michaeli)

Interview with Sarit Michaeli from B′Tselem

Creeping annexation

The brothers August Wilhelm Schlegel (left) and Karl Wihelm Friedrich Schlegel (source: Wikipedia)

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich and August Wilhelm Schlegel

The Orient – so near and yet so far

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

Secularism in the Islamic world

Part II – Clouding the issue

Shia theologian and philosopher Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari (photo: DW)

Political Islam and violence

A question of power

Shimon Peres (photo: Reuters/File Photo/A. Cohen)

On the death of Shimon Peres

Stranger than fiction

Indian paramilitaries patrol in Indian-controlled Srinagar in Kashmir following anti-Indian protests (photo: picture-alliance/AP/D. Yasin)

India and Pakistan

Unable to bury the axe

Netanyahu on ethnic cleansing, 9 September (source: YouTube)

Israel and the settlements

Netanyahu′s forked tongue

Commemorating the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud on the 15th anniversary of his death in Kabul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Marai)

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Afghanistan's Cold War hero

In May 2015, the NGO Nahnoo organised a demonstration in front of the closed park gates to demand its re-opening (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Civil rights in Lebanon

″Reclaiming Beirut′s public space″

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