Topic: Authoritarianism

Waiter holds a tray of Syrian dishes in a restaurant in Istanbul (photo: Volkan Kisa)

Istanbul's migrant culture

Turkey's megacity is no melting pot

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

Sudan

The challenging path to democratic transition

Tourists in front of an oversized World Cup 2022 sign in front of the skyline of Doha, Qatar (photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

FIFA World Cup 2022

Major events at any price?

Redacted newspaper with only the words "Tayyip Erdogan" visible (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Turkey’s new media law

Censorship by any other name

Turkish writer and journalist Nedim Turfent (source: English PEN)

Nedim Turfent’s freedom of speech

Beyond the walls of Van

Visit by a group of German parliamentarians to Qatar (photo: Lamya Kaddor)

Lamya Kaddor on the Qatar World Cup

"Address problems, but acknowledge progress"

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

A football in front of the Doha skyline (photo: David Ramos/Getty Images)

Football in the Middle East

Freedom vs. oppression

Berlin's trademark bear now speaks Arabic (photo: Christian Toensmann)

Arab intellectuals in Germany

"Creating the Berlin of the future"

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

Morocco’s Akhannouch government

Business logic and politics don’t mix

Barriers against rising sea levels: a boy fishing in Alexandria (photo: Karim El-Gawhary)

Climate change in Egypt

Alexandria or the sea?

Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune (photo: picture-alliance)

Arab League 2022

Hopeless reunion in Algeria?

Little rainfall, aggressive heatwaves and worsening drought make the Middle East the most water-stressed region in the world (photo: Asaad NIAZI/AFP/File)

COP27 and the Middle East

Millions at risk of climate displacement

Protesters are expected to return to the streets en masse on Tuesday's coup anniversary (photo: Anadolu Agency/picture-alliance)

Anti-coup protesters in Sudan

Still hoping for democracy

Kuljeet Kaur, left, helps arrange a potluck lunch of Indian dishes in the kitchen of Meena Natarajan in Minneapolis on 09.10.2022. Kaur, who’s Sikh, and Natarajan, who comes from a Hindu family, gather monthly with other Indians in Minnesota in an interfaith group aimed to prevent religious tensions in India from spilling over into U.S. diaspora communities (photo: AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)

Hindu nationalism abroad

Fighting religious polarisation among India's diaspora

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