Topic: Economy

A clerk serves a Lebanese customer at a bank in Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Barrak)

A toxic combination of sectarianism and rentierism

Lebanon's perfect storm

Iran expert and journalist Reza Alijani (source: YouTube)

Interview with Reza Alijani on Soleimani's assassination

In the wake of Iran's shadow commander

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Projected route of the Istanbul Canal (photo: Randam [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

The Istanbul Canal project

Erdogan's dream, Istanbul's nightmare

Christmas tree on Sahat an-Nour Square in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli (photo: Hanna Resch)

Christmas in Lebanon

Revolution under the Christmas tree

Co-founder of amalwork.com Rowan Alawi (photo: DW/Michael Wetzel)

Start-ups in the West Bank

Young Palestinians and their "business without borders"

Political analyst, activist and podcaster Nizar Hassan from Beirut (photo: Julia Neumann)

Interview with Lebanese activist Nizar Hassan

Beirut's ruling elite may be down, but they are not yet out

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Lebanese director Rabih Mroué (source: YouTube)

Interview with Lebanese director Rabih Mroué

"First, they all have to go. And all means all"

A family committed suicide in this Antalya apartment block on 09.11.2019 (photo: DHA/A. Cinar)

Erdogan's economic crisis

Plumbing the depths of despair in Turkey

Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (photo: Imago Images/IPA/N. Zonna)

Interview with Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf

Petrodollars proved stronger in the Middle East than cultural tradition

Omid Nouripour, foreign policy spokesman for Germany's Green party (photo: Imago/Jurgen Heinrich)

Interview with Omid Nouripour on the protests in Iran

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"The Europeans lack courage"

An Iranian student holds up a placard bearing the likenesses of Khamenei and Khomeini in front of the former American embassy in Tehran. The background graffiti was painted over in autumn 2019, before the Islamic Republic's 40th anniversary celebrations (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The mirage of regime change

Why the United States is Khamenei’s bogeyman

In solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Thomson Reuters project manager detained in Iran: London's Mayor Sadiq Khan and her husband appeal for her release (source: Twitter)

Foreign academics risk arrest in Iran

Tehran's new hostage policy

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