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Saudi-Arabia

A woman's struggle with reality

THE WOMEN OF EUROPE: In our interview series with European women, Sweden's former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Margot Wallström is last out. She believes that we currently live in a world of autocrats, where Nordic welfare values ​​have poor conditions.

Religious notions

Laurence Louër Translated by Ethan Rundell: Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History

SUNNI AND SJIA: The religious contradictions between the two main directions in Islam are not so great. But in conflicts between countries and groups, they are used for all they are worth.

Saudi women's struggle mediated with soap aesthetics

Haifa al-Mansour: The Perfect Candidate / Maryam

CLOSED SOCIETY: The struggle for equality and justice in a gender-segregated everyday life is the theme of al-Mansour's fourth feature film Maryam, an "adult version" of the first movie Wadjda.

Technology for good and for bad

Susanne Regina Meures: Saudi Runaway

TECHNOLOGY: During the Sundance Film Festival and at the Berlinale, several films with technology were shown as a central part of the action. What does technology do to us?

The war reporter close to the truth

Yung Chang: This Is Not A Movie – Robert Fisk And The Politics Of Truth

PORTRAIT MOVIE: War reporter Robert Fisk has the courage to monitor and challenge. He is known for reporting from the front lines contrary to the official line of politicians and people in power.

Saudi Arabia needs public relations, but not everything can withstand the light of day

Susanne Koelbl: Twelve weeks in Riyadh

OPENNESS: A country in crisis will become more open, but if the subjects resist, they will be thrown in jail and risk torture.

Honest and surprising meeting with Kuwaiti women

Maha Alasaker, Nada Faris: Women of Kuwait

ITS OWN ROOM: In Women of Kuwait we get an insight into the lives of different Kuwaiti women via their bedrooms. Apparently, there is little that separates them and other women in the world.

Deputy wars' hidden interests

Eli Berman, David A. Lake: Proxy Wars. Suppressing Violence through Local Agents

: PROXY WARS: The United States and Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia have an indirect involvement in conflicts that are something quite different from conventional warfare.

One in a million

Stefanie Brockhaus, Andreas Wolff: HUMAN 2018: The Poetess

: In The Poetess we get to follow the only female participant in the most popular talent show in the Middle East, who through her poetry shows an extraordinary courage in the face of gender segregation.

Saudi Arabia's terror war on human rights

: Norway's partner in the war on terror is leading by keeping quiet about the votes needed to overcome it.  

Saudi Arabia directly involved in 11. September?

: The first official US designation of Saudi Arabia as possibly guilty of the 2001 assassination, is now available.

Under the Lime Trees

People around the world do not like complicated situations, especially if they make it difficult to distinguish between friends and enemies.