Topic: Democracy and Civil Society

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

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (photo: private)

Saudi authorities crack down on bloggers

Assault on the freedom of expression

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot)

Global strategies for combating Islamic State

The intellectual battle against IS

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