Topic: Oil

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (l) and French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/ABACA/Eliot Blandet)

Egypt – Dollars to despots

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's international patrons

Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed (photo: screenshot/YouTube)

Interview with Saudi social anthropologist Madawi al-Rasheed

"Gradual change is a myth, Saudi society is ready"

Turkish drilling ship Yavuz off the coast of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean (photo: Reuters/M. Sezer)

Escalation or mediation in the Eastern Med?

Turkey and Greece at loggerheads over maritime sovereignty

Fighter with the UN-backed government forces of Libya seen south of Tripoli (photo: picture-alliance/Xinhua/H. Turkia)

A truly international conflict

How can Europe help prevent the carving-up of Libya?

King Salman (left) and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/B. Algaloud)

Impact of COVID-19 on Saudi Arabia

Shaking the House of Saud to the core

Gas production in Manama, Bahrain (photo: AFP/Joe Raedle)

COVID-19 and Arab economies

Facing the Middle East's perfect – corona-induced – storm

"Holy Quarter" installation and presentation by Monira al-Qadiri, 2019 in Munich's Haus der Kunst (photo: Maximilian Geuter/HdK)

Kuwaiti artist Monira al-Qadiri

In awe of the cosmos

Bashar al-Assad's uncle, Rifaat al-Assad (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/AP Photo/M. Euler)

Stealth wealth from the Middle East

How Assad's family and others have filled their European coffers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a press conference in the capital Tehran (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Iranian Presidency)

E3, Russia and China

Solving the nuclear deal stalemate with Iran

Protest in Algiers on 12 December 2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

First anniversary of the Hirak movement

The jury's still out on Algeria

A couple hug in front of a wall in Jerusalem that depicts Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu kissing each other (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M.A. Shaers)

U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East

Slave to the Trumpian impulse

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