Country: Maghreb

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes during an election rally in Tunis (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Presidential election in Tunisia

The temptations of the gentle restoration

Hassan Hanafi at a conference on reformist Islam in Marrakech (photo: DW)

Interview with Egyptian philosopher Hassan Hanafi

From Velvet Spring to military despotism

Simo Lagnawi (photo: Simo Lagnawi/Riverboat Records)

Album review: "The Gnawa Berber" by Simo Lagnawi

A wholehearted expression of devotion

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes on 28.10.14 in Tunis following their party's election victory (photo: Reuters/Zoubeir Souissi)

After the first free parliamentary elections in Tunisia

New horizons or back to square one?

Members of the Tunisian parliament after the passing of the country's new consitution on 26 January 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Democratic transformation in Tunisia

The model student faces difficult tasks

The Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili (photo: Filminitiativ Köln e.V.)

Interview with the Tunisian documentary filmmaker Sami Tlili

"We've reached a crossroads"

A man draped in a Tunisian flag stands at the back of a queue (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Tunisia

The euphoria has evaporated

Bochra Belhadj Hamida (photo: baya.tn)

Interview with Tunisian human rights activist Bochra Belhadj Hamida

"Demonised, insulted and threatened"

A sign reading "Get lost!" hangs on barbed wire outside the presidential palace in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

The Arab Spring and its enemies

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The end of all hope

Two Muslim women pass the event "About Berlin - religions make history" in Berlin (photo: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Contrasting images of Islam

The last gasp of archaic masculinity?

Prof Farid Esack (photo: University of Johannesburg)

Interview with Farid Esack

"Pluralist societies are about give and take"

A man reads the Koran in a mosque in Sanaa (photo: Reuters)

Islam and the modern age

Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine

Symbolic graffiti: relay runners from Libya, Egypt and Tunisia prepare to hand over the flame of freedom to Yemen and Syria (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Three years after the Arab Spring

Self-criticism and genuine dialogue required

US President Barack Obama speaking in the White House about the humanitarian relief situation in Iraq, 7 August 2014 (photo: Reuters)

The Middle East policies of Europe and the US

Mistakes must not be repeated

Gilles Kepel (photo: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with the French Islam expert Gilles Kepel

Passion and suffering

Arabic calligraphy (photo: picture-alliance/Tone Koene)

The Arabic language

A better understanding

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