0 Have your say Hailed a reformer and trusted partner, Britain rolled out the red carpet this week for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman – MbS as he’s known. This was a business trip, not a state visit, and we shouldn’t forget that … [Read more...] about The clock is ticking on reform plans of Saudi Arabia’s ‘young Thatcher’
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A "historic turning point" had been reached: That was how an adviser to Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (l. in above photo) described relations between the kingdom and the US under new US President Donald Trump, although he admitted that there … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia seeks new footing for international diplomatic relations
Mathias Döpfner, CEO of media publishing house Axel Springer SE and U.S. Internet expert Jeff Jarvis locked horns in the first main debate at the DW Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. Döpfner says that people pay for seemingly free online services with their freedom, … [Read more...] about The future of journalism
On the morning of March 13 this year, 27 year-old Adel Khedri set himself alight in the middle of the Tunisian capital, Tunis. "Look here," he is said to have shouted "this is a young man who sells cigarettes because he is unemployed." His words and actions were a cry for help … [Read more...] about The struggle for Tunisia’s future
It's an explosive topic. Islam is often criminalized and confused with extremism and terrorism. The relation between Europe and Islamic countries was discussed in many ways at the Frankfurt Book Fair. What is the role of Turkey? How should Europe deal with ultra-conservative … [Read more...] about Europe and Islamization: Can culture prevent the decline of democratic values?