Theater of Cruelty


Coercion, murder and prosperity

Documents from Saddam Hussein's archives show a completely different Iraq than the usual story tells.

Looking beyond the borders

Danish The Distant Barking of Dogs depicts a ten-year-old boy growing up on the frontline of Ukraine, while Swedish The Deminer is about a mine-raiser in IS-ravaged Iraq. 

The war without a front line

Who are the jihadists in the Syrian war? 

Need to tell

A Norwegian film finally won at the world's largest documentary film festival in November – documentation of everyday life in Iraq, seen through the camera lens of an ordinary citizen who ends up as a refugee himself.

Iraq: Ferris wheel and big politics

Rarely have I seen such high density of amusement parks, and rarely have I experienced such a strained silence.

World Crisis?

ISIS 'good growth conditions were the most relevant topic at the big Middle East conference in Berlin.

30 years in the service of peace

Propaganda, manipulation and other psychological tools are invaluable in both war and foreign policy strategies.