Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

A mosque and a church in Beirut (photo: DW/K. Zein-Eddine)

Religious communities in the Middle East

No to sectarianism; yes to equal citizenship!

Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) watch as leader Arvind Kejriwal is sworn in as Delhi chief minister, 14 February 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/Zuma Press/A. Shivaani)

India's anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's new broom very nearly makes a clean sweep

President Obama and King Salman bin Abdulaziz (photo: Reuters)

The West's strategy in the Middle East

Hollow alliance

A fighter from Zintan brigade watches as smoke rises after rockets fired by one of Libya's militias struck and ignited a fuel tank, Tripoli, 2 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Civil war in Libya

A stateless society

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who died last week (photo: Reuters)

On the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

"Riyalpolitik", conservatism and modernisation

A woman wearing a French tricolour holds a 'We are Charlie' sign during a march for the victims of the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris, Liverpool, England, 11 January 2015 (photo: Reuters/Noble)

Democracy and freedom of speech

Charlie and Theo

A sign reading "Stop Multi-culti. My homeland will remain German" at a Pegida demonstration in Dresden, 12 January 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Burgi)

After the Paris attacks

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The dangerous "alliance" between Islamism and Islamophobia

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Khalil (photo: private)

Interview with the cartoonist Khalil

"There is nothing that can justify this sort of violence"

Canan Topcu (centre) speaking during a discussion at the Herbert Quandt Foundation (photo: private)

Muslims and the Paris attacks

"I distance myself from these murderers – not as a Muslim, but as a human being"

People in Nice hold up "Je suis Charlie" signs in response to the attack on "Charlie Hebdo" (photo: AFP/Getty Images/V. Hache)

France after the attack on "Charlie Hebdo"

Much more is at stake than press freedom

Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, king of Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters)

Succession in the Saudi royal family

Generation change in Saudi Arabia?

Rachid Ghannouchi (photo: AP)

Interview with Rachid Ghannouchi

"If you sow dictatorship, you harvest terrorism"

Graffiti in Cairo, Egypt (photo: DW/Reham Mokbel)

Restrictions on Egyptian NGOs

Silencing the voice of civil society

Young supporters of Tunisia's new president Beji Caid Essebsi in Tunis (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Tunis)

First free presidential election in Tunisia

Essebsi must now take action

Protests against the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak on Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The revolution of 25 January 2011 and its consequences

Learning from past mistakes

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