Turkey stands at the crossroads of world politics: caught between the West and the Middle East; bordering Syria and the frontiers of ISIS; excluded from the EU and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Recent events – both the failed military coup and Erdoğan’s subsequent nationwide crackdown – have propelled this young democracy into a new chapter of turbulence.
Ibraaz’s Uncommon Grounds is Hyperallergic‘s best art book of 2014.
Hammour Ziada becomes the first Sudanese writer to win the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his novel The Longing of the Dervish
Discover what’s new in 2015 in Middle East studies, History, Politics, Religion and Fine Art.
We caught up with Anthony Downey to talk about Uncommon Grounds, art and media practices in North Africa and the Middle East.
With unrivalled access, Sami Moubayed’s Inside the New Jihad provides a unique and more complete picture of the ISIS movement.
Who are Iraq’s Kurds? Mahir Aziz’s The Kurds of Iraq goes deep inside Iraqi Kurdistan to meet the people now on the front line in the war against the Islamic State.
Join us for the launch of Ibraaz’s Uncommon Grounds at the Delfina Foundation on Friday 5 September.
Amin Saikal believes it’s time for the US and its allies to take stock of their past mistakes in the Middle East and act in ways that could help the people of the region.
With thousands of Yezidi refugees currently besieged by forces from the Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq, we have decided to bring forward the publication of Birgül Açikyildiz’s The Yezidis.
How the futures of the UAE and Oman were determined during the 20th century.
Mohammad Khatami decided not to run for President at this year’s Iranian election. Rather than a crisis of faith in Iranian politics, it merely demonstrates his unyielding allegiance to the Islamic Republic.
In our final instalment from Writing Revolution, Jamal Jubran writes lightly and candidly about growing up an outsider in Yemen, and language’s ability to empower.