zenith-Briefing: Ein libysches Jahrzehnt
zenith Briefing on Libya and the Arab Spring

How did Libya’s society change during the last ten years? What are the prospects of a political consensus to stop the war? How do regional conflict and local dynamics in different parts of the country align?

Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus
Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus

After the October elections in Northern Cyprus, the vision of a federation of Greeks and Turks is off the table. This is the story of how the opportunity to unite the Mediterranean island has been missed.

The White Sea and why it no longer exists
Column by Daniel Gerlach, zenith editor-in-chief: Battle over the Mediterranean

For a long time, the Mediterranean was a battleground exclusively for European and other Western powers. These days it is becoming crowded.

The Far Right and the Middle East
The Far Right and the Middle East

Donald Trump will leave the White House, but the alliance of autocrats in the Middle East with the far right in the West is here to stay.

Sinjar Caught in the Crossfire
Iraq, Sinjar and the Militias

As Iraqi militia groups vie for military and political ascendency throughout the country, the vulnerable northern region of Sinjar presents an opportunity to gain the upper hand.

Organisierte Kriminalität in der Türkei
Organised Crime in Turkey

The top dogs of the Turkish underworld can be found at the nexus of the country’s governmental and security elite. Pushing drugs has never been so political.