Topic: Islam and Democracy

Bahman Nirumand (photo: dpa)

''Human Rights as an Alibi'' by Bahman Nirumand

The Colonial Era Is Long Gone

A Turkish and a EU flag in front of a mosque in Istanbul in 2005 (photo: Osman Orsal/AP)

Orhan Pamuk on Europe

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A Beacon of Civilisation

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan (photo: Reuters)

Erdogan's Authoritarian Drift

Retreat from Democratic Achievements

Nilüfer Göle (photo: AP)

Interview with Nilufer Gole

From Secular Enlightenment to Secular Fanaticism

Hassan Abu Haniyya (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Hassan Abu Haniyya

The Muslim Brothers' Rigid Structures

Abdolkarim Soroush (photo: ISNA)

Iranian Reformist Thinkers in Exile

More Freedom, Less Impact?

Asmaa Mahfouz, winner of the 2011 Sakharov Prize during the awarding ceremony (photo: EPA/Christophe Karaba)

Interview with the Egyptian Muslim activist Asmaa Mahfouz

''There is no war between Islam and America''

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Chamenei (photo: dpa)

Iran's Electoral Strategy

All Options off the Table?

Young women at the University of Benghazi, Libya (photo: DW)

Interview with Nader Hashemi

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On the Compatibility of Islam and Democracy

Oya Baydar (photo: dpa)

Interview with the Turkish writer Oya Baydar

''Turkey is a country of miracles''

Pinar Selek (photo: Getty Images)

Interview with Pınar Selek

''The Old Mindset Is Still in Place in Turkey''

Demonstration against the anti-Islamic film in Peshawar, Pakistan, during which a US flag is set on fire (photo: Reuters)

Anti-Islamic Film Riots

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A Culture of Religious Fanaticism

Yadh Ben Achour (photo: Getty Images)

Interview with the Tunisian lawyer Yadh Ben Achour

''Tunisia is in a phase full of contradictions''

Eugene Rogan in his office (photo: private copyright)

Eugene Rogan on Arab History and the Arab Spring

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''The Subordination of the Arab World May Be Ending''

The wreckage of a bombed-out car in Kirkuk, 23 July 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Series of Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

A Culture of Violence

Close-up of a statue of a person holding a book (photo: Bilderbox)

Inter-religious Research Training Group

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God's Think Tank

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