Interview

French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey

The recent attack on al-Hasaka prison shows that the Islamic State group (IS) could be staging a comeback. French Syria expert Fabrice Balanche explains the new strategy of IS and how Turkey is trying to take advantage.

French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey
Interview on Yazidis in Iraq
Interview on Yazidis in Iraq

Yazidi community leader Harman Mirza Saeed Bek on the quest for Yazidi political representation in Iraq – and the fears unleashed by the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

Interview with Syria expert Bassma Kodmani
Interview with Syria expert Bassma Kodmani

Syria expert Bassma Kodmani explains the recent conflict between Assad and his cousin Makhlouf – and calls on Europe to take advantage of Russia’s discontent with the Syrian regime.

Interview mit tunesischer Musikerin Neysatu
Interview with Tunisian singer Neysatu

Neysatu, the queen of the Tunisian underground music scene, speaks to zenith before her latest concert in Berlin about rediscovering her Amazigh heritage, her musical Africanity, and the perils of performing under Ben Ali’s dictatorship.

Interview with director Waad al-Kateab on For Sama
Interview with director Waad al-Kateab on For Sama

Syrian journalist and filmmaker Waad al-Kateab talks to zenith about life in Aleppo under siege, taking the Syrian regime to courts, and knocking on doors the world over in pursuit of justice.

Interview with Afghanistan’s youngest mayor Zarifeh Ghafari
Interview with Afghanistan mayor Zarifa Ghafari

Afghanistan’s youngest mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, talks to zenith about the importance of cleaning up local politics and how the fear of the Taliban stalks Afghans’ day-to-day lives.