Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

French soldiers patrol the subway in Marseille (photo: Reuters/J. P. Pelissier)

Paris aftermath

Jihadists drive the wedge deeper

London protest on 6 May 2011 following the killing of Osama bin Laden (photo: picture-alliance/empics)

Cameron's counter-extremism strategy

Cause for concern or necessary evil?

Fritz Schulze (photo: Adelheid Feilcke)

Interview with Fritz Schulze

"Islam is deeply rooted in Indonesian democracy"

Creeping emancipation: although Saudi women are still subject to a strict code of conduct, there are signs that things are changing (Saudi theatre director Lurin Al Isaa and her actors, photo: private)

Cultural policy in Saudi Arabia

Ushering in an era of change?

Civilians flee Assad's bombs in Aleppo (photo: Reuters)

Chronicle of a war foretold

Redefining the "Syrian" conflict

Erdogan talks to the crowds after dawn prayers at Eyup Sultan Mosque in Istanbul on 2 November 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Turkish Presidency/Y. Bulbul

Turkish general election

Erdogan′s second chance

"Afghanistan Needs You" campaign logo

Fighting Afghanistan's brain drain

US Foreign Minister John Kerry with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters/B. Smialowski)

The West and the Islamic world

The despotic temptation

CrossCulture interns at the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart (photo: Juliane Pfordte)

CrossCulture internships

A catalyst for societal change

Lebanese demonstrators protesting in Beirut in February 2013 (photo: DW)

Post-Arabellion reform deadlock

The logic of power

Mass gathering to commemorate bomb blast victims in Ankara (photo: Reuters/U. Bektas)

Turkey's general election

Overshadowed by violence and political polarisation

A blood-stained flag at the Ankara bomb site (photo: Getty Images/G. Tan)

The Ankara bombing

Presaging the end of the Turkish Republic?

E-opposition rally in Algeria (photo: DW/Ben Chenouf Mahrez)

The Maghreb

Why does the Algerian regime fear Rachad?

Women with prams in Travemunde, Germany (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/M. Brandt)

Misogynists unite?

Women, Islam and Germany's modern society

Abdullah Gul, Turkey's former president (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kisbenede)

Turkey's general election

Abdullah Gul′s choice

The German philosopher, Juergen Habermas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Juergen Habermas awarded Kluge Prize for Philosophy

″Asylum is a human right″