Topic: Donald Trump

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a crowd (photo: picture-alliance/AA/A. Coskun)

Turkey isolated amid international pressure

Erdogan's captive audience

Kurdish YPG fighter in Kobani (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/J. Raa)

Turkey's Syria offensive

Burying the Kurdish autonomy project

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo giving a press conference on 13 June 2019  following oil tanker attacks in the Persian Gulf (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Maximum pressure and asymmetrical tactics

Dangerous shifts in the U.S.-Iranian stand-off

Murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (source: DW)

A year to the day

The infamous murder of Jamal Khashoggi

Participants at the Arab League summit in Mecca on 30.05.2019 (photo: Imago Images/Zuma Press)

Farewell to multilateralism in the Middle East

The death of Arab unity

A pall of smoke hangs above the Aramco oil refinery in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Planet Labs)

Houthi attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Hitting Saudi Arabia where it hurts

German air force Tornado jets and a tanker aircraft approach to land at an airbase in Incirlik, Turkey, 10 December 2015 (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Germanyʹs involvement in the Middle East

Merkelʹs anti-IS mission to continue in Syria

Taliban representatives arrive in Moscow on 28.05.2019 for another round of peace negotiations (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Afghanistanʹs political future

Is peace with the Taliban possible?

AfD demonstrator on 9 September 2017 in Potsdam (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Identity politics in the West

Islam – no longer the bogeyman

Symbolic image of the Israeli air force, showing an F-35 fighter jet (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/A. Shalite)

Israeli attacks on bases in Iraq

Is war with Iran on the horizon?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters/A. Abidi)

Kashmir, Xinjiang and Arab land in the Middle East

Victims of the civilizational agenda

U.S. army personnel on patrol, Manbij, Syria (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

U.S. withdrawal from Syria

The U.S. is still needed in Syria

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