Topic: Democracy and civil society

Georges Gerges, 90, nicknamed "Captain' feeds his cats at the corner of a street in the industrial zone of Dora on the northern outskirts of Beirut on 8 November 2017 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Eid)

Social inequality in the Arab world

There is no state in Lebanon

German journalist and author Birgt Svensson (source: screengrab, SWR mediathek)

Birgit Svensson's biographical account "Murderous Freedom"

Between heaven and hell – fifteen years in Iraq

Algerian pupils leaving school at the end of the day (photo: DW/Nour Elhayet Elkebir)

Algeriaʹs process of national reconciliation

The war's forgotten children

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi (photo: Reuters)

Essebsi breaks with Ennahda

Farewell to Tunisia's "national consensus"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AA)

Creeping authoritarianism

Turkeyʹs one man band

The spark that caused the Arabellion: Tunisian young people protest for more social equality and the end of the Ben-Ali dictatorship in Tunis in January 2011, following the suicide of Tunisian greengrocer Mohamed Bouazizi (photo: picture-alliance/abaca)

What triggered the Middle Eastern revolts in 2011?

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The economics of Arabellion

Students lie on the ground to depict a massacre as they take part in an anti-government protest at Aleppo University, 4 June 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Higher education under Assad

Students leave Syria to prove their mettle

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Dwight Bush, Sr., the provincial governor, Younes Elbathaoui, the president of the Moroccan Jewish Community of Marrakech-Safi, Jacky Kadoch, and president of the High Atlas Foundation, Yossef Ben-Meir distribute fruit trees to farmers and schoolchildren in 2016 (photo: High Atlas Foundation)

The High Atlas Foundationʹs fruit tree nursery project

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Muslim-Jewish goodwill blossoms in Morocco

Syrians use dirt to put out a fire at the scene of a reported air strike in the district of Jisr al-Shughur, in Idlib Province, on 4 September 2018 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. H. Kadour)

The Idlib offensive

Nourishing Syria's terrorist tree

Iraqi youth and elders browse a book display at a festival titled "I am Iraqi.. I read" at a park in Mosul on Saturday in the first event of its kind after the city was retaken from IS militants (source: Rudaw English; Twitter)

Iraq post-IS

Mosulʹs cultural comeback

Amine Ennaji in a still from "Kilikis, Town of Owls" (written and directed by Alaoui Lamharzi Azlarabe)

Film review: "Kilikis, the town of owls"

The power of reflected suffering

Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy (photo: picture-alliance/ANSA/G. Onorati)

Interview with novelist and activist Arundhati Roy

"We're up against a fascist regime in India"

Mizyed's son looks at the scars of torture on his back in their shelter in a Lebanese refugee camp, Bekaa Valley (photo: DW/A. Vohra)

Torture under the Assad regime

Syrian detainee No. 72

Iraqi citizens shout slogans as they gather to protest against government due to lack of basic services and frequent power outages in front of the governor's building in Iraqʹs oil-rich Basra province on 15 July 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

A new quality of civil unrest

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Is Iraq steering towards post-sectarianism?

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