Politics

Pro-Assad campaing billboards in Damascus, May 2021 (photo: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Global community at a crossroads

The future cost of normalising Assad

Protests in Sudan against Volker Perthes, director of the UN's mission in the country (photo: AA/picture-alliance)

Sudan's path to democratic transition

Will the deal hold?

The controversial "One-Love" armband on the arm of Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) (photo: Mathias Koch/imago images)

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Qatar critics and their blind spots

Turkish fighter jets have been flying attacks against Kurdish positions in northern Iraq and northern Syria for days (photo: Eren Bozkurt/AA/picture alliance)

Turkey, Iran – and Iraq's Kurds

Days of reckoning

World Cup fans from Ecuador holding "I love Qatar" placards (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Politics, Qatar and FIFA

Is criticism of Qatar's World Cup racist?

Arab fans in Doha ahead of the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (photo: Dunja Ramadan)

Qatar 2022 and the Arab world

"It’s our World Cup"

British-Egyptian human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah (photo: Mahmud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)

COVID-19, COP27 and World Cup 2022

Crisis management in the Arab world

 The Pakistani city of Mingora, in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on the border with Afghanistan (photo: Abdul MAJEED/AFP)

Extortion and intimidation in Swat Valley

Pakistan Taliban racketeering hits borderlands

Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets MPs during his party’s group meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in Ankara, Turkey on 2 November 2022 (photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey

20 years of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP

Forty days after the death of Jina Mahsa Amini, thousands of Iranians head to her grave to pay their respects in the Kurdistan province of Iran (photo: UGC/AFP)

Asef Bayat on the Iran protests

"A movement to reclaim life"

Police officers in front of the entrance to COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh (photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

UN climate summit in Egypt

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's greenwashing fail

Inauguration of Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar (photo: Husein Sayed/AP/picture-alliance)

Qatar and FIFA World Cup 2022

The limits of liberalisation

Pakistan's ex-premier Imran Khan sitting in a wheelchair after the assassination attempt on him (photo: Mohammed Semih Ugurlu/AA/picture-alliance)

Khan attack aftermath

Pakistan in turmoil

Aziz Akhannouch, head of the Moroccan government (source: YouTube)

Morocco’s Akhannouch government

Business logic and politics don’t mix

COP27 World Climate Conference in Egypt (photo: Sayed Sheasha/Reuters)

Egypt and climate change

COP27 – the things that can't be said

Egypt's new capital – one giant construction site in the middle of the desert (photo: Khaled Desouki/Getty Images/AFP)

Egypt's real estate frenzy

An "iron curtain" between rich and poor

File photo: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (photo: Getty Images)

America’s partisan war

Benghazi 9/11 casts a long shadow

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance)

Arab League 2022

Hopeless reunion in Algeria?

Israel has stopped short of providing direct military support to Ukraine (photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Russia and the Iranian drones

Israel's Ukraine dilemma?

Netanyahu supporters with their election posters before the elections in Israel (photo: Tania Kraemer/DW)

General election in Israel

Will Bibi make a comeback?

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