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The Journal for politics, economics, and culture of the Middle East published by the German Orient-Institute

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Currently in its 63rd year, ORIENT has established itself as a major reference source on Middle Eastern politics, economics, religion and society. With four issues per year and a print distribution of more than 2,500, it reaches scholars and decision makers in politics and business worldwide. Each edition focuses on a specific topic, for example: the Muslim World and the Internet; the Shia; Turkey and the West; or the US and the Near and Middle East. ORIENT positions itself at the juncture between academia and the interests of the business and media world, publishing original scholarly articles and a broad range of book reviews. Purchase a subscription starting at 80 EUR per year to get valuable insights to the Near and Middle East provided by top academics and insiders.
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German-Turkish cultural and educational relations after the German elections: A new golden era?

Article by Elena Dück about German-Turkish cultural and educational relations after the German elections featured in the ORIENT II 2022.

Why “democracy promotion” should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

Article by Benjamin Schuetze about why "democracy promotion" should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region featured in the ORIENT II 2022.

Re-visioning Germany’s democracy promotion in the Arab World

Article about the Germany’s democracy promotion in the Arab World by Lardi Sadiki and Layla Saleh (Qatar University) featured in the ORIENT II 2022

German democracy promotion: The German political foundations in the MENA region

Article about the German political foundations in the MENA region by Katharina Konarek, the director of the Haifa Center for German and European studies (HCGEs) at the University of Haifa, featured in the ORIENT II 2022

China’s anxiety over Afghanistan

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

A brief history of international influence in Afghanistan

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

German Parliamentary Debates and Decision-Making on Afghanistan

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

The Taliban’s interim administration: The rise of the Haqqani Network and its implications

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

Looking beyond stereotypes: A critical reflection of popular narratives about the Taliban movement

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

Local governance in Afghanistan: A solution to a failed state?

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

Foreign aid in Afghanistan as an international security and foreign policy tool

This article is featured in the ORIENT I 2022

Revisiting India’s Middle East policy: Diplomacy, politics, strategy and business

This article is featured in the ORIENT IV 2021

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The German Orient-Institute (Deutsches Orient-Institut, DOI) was founded in 1960 by the non-profit-organization German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV), which is the oldest and largest organisation that promotes economic development between Germany and the countries of the Near and Middle East. The DOI regularly publishes scientific publications such as the ORIENT, Short-Analysis, Business-Guides and various policy-advising Studies.

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