Politics

Pro-democracy Sudanese protest against the military junta in Khartoum, January 2022 (photo: Eduard Cousin)

Sudan's popular resistance

The revolution will succeed

Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Maurus Reinkowski (photo: private)

Turkey – past, present and future

After Erdogan, what then?

Egyptian democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is considered an "icon" of the Arab Spring (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Egypt, Alaa Abd El-Fattah and democracy

"You have not yet been defeated"

Afghans camping outside a government office in Herat, Afghanistan (photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP/dpa/picture-alliance)

Afghanistan's humanitarian crisis

End the economic blockade

Moncef Marzouki (photo: A. Belaidi/AFP/ Getty Images)

Tunisia's ex-president Moncef Marzouki

The conscience of the Arab Spring

Bayterek Tower is visible in central Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the presidential palace in Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 July, 2013 (photo by LEON NEAL / POOL / AFP)

Kazakhstan

Tyrants of the steppe

Russian President Vladimir Putin (r) with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on 28.12.2021 (photo: Sputnik Kremlin/dpa/picture-alliance)

Protests in Kazakhstan

Putin's nightmare?

Protest in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, in February 2021 – one of the largest protests in Tunisia since the uprising in 2011 that launched the Arab Spring (photo: Yassine Gaidi/AA/picture-alliance)

Interview with Asef Bayat

Examining the Arab Spring revolutions from within

Symbolic image with Bahraini flag (photo: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images)

The Gulf

Bahrain – where human rights don’t count

People working in a factory in the city of Qazvin, Iran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Taherkenareh)

Iranian economy

The causes of Iran's economic woes

Pakistani mother Shahana with her husband Ajoon Khan sit next to photos of their son Asfand Khan, who was killed in a 2014 assault by Pakistani Taliban militants on an army public school, during an interview with The Associated Press, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 29 December 2021 (photo: AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Terrorism in Pakistan

Afghan Taliban do little to stop Pakistan Taliban

Protests against military takeover in Khartoum (photo: Marwan Ali/dpa/AP/picture alliance)

Sudan anti-putsch protests

"We have to keep fighting"

Part of a new four-lane highway in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka (photo: Imago/Xinhua)

Bangladesh turns 50

Pakistan's greatest defeat remains taboo

Participants at the Turkey-Africa summit held in Ankara on 17 December 2021 (photo: Shadati/Xinhua/imago images)

Turkey-Africa summit

Erdogan scores "Made in Turkey" points

France: a white rose on the pavement marks the second anniversary of the Bataclan attacks (photo: Reuters/E.Laurent)

France and terrorism

No time to heal

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