Topic: Democracy and civil society

Moroccan King Mohammed VI (centre-left) and Li Biao (centre-right), chairman of the Chinese group Haite, attend the launch of Tangier Tech, a Chinese investment project in Morocco on 20 March 2017, at the royal palace near Tangiers (photo: Getty Images/AFP/F. Senna)

Paris and Rabat in diplomatic stand-off

Is France losing its backyard in North Africa?

Symbolic image of mass dismissals in Turkey (photo: picture-alliance/AP photo/P. Karadjias)

Dismissed by decree in Turkey

Social lynching, Erdogan's potent weapon

Indian Muslim writer Sadia Dehlvi (photo: Mayank Austen Soofi)

Interview with Indian Muslim writer Sadia Dehlvi

"The soul of India is inclusive, pluralistic, and democratic"

(photo: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Protests in the Middle East

No tyranny without Egypt

Philosopher Nassif Nassar (source: YouTube)

Contemporary political discourse

What can Europe learn from Arab philosophy?

Iyad el-Baghdadi, director of the Kawaakibi Foundation in Oslo (photo: picture-alliance/AP)

Interview with democracy activist Iyad el–Baghdadi

Jeff Bezos, blackmail and MbS

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (photo: Reuters/D. Siddiqui)

India and big business

Complicit in Modiʹs Hindu nationalist agenda

Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar with Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Egyptian foreign policy and the Libyan crisis

Time to restore Egypt's pivotal role in Libya

A clerk serves a Lebanese customer at a bank in Beirut (photo: Getty Images/AFP/J. Barrak)

A toxic combination of sectarianism and rentierism

Lebanon's perfect storm

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Image of Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala presented by his lawyer at a press conference (photo: Getty Images/AFP/O. Kose)

Interview with jailed Turkish human rights activist Osman Kavala

"Nonsensical accusations"

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads a protest rally in Calcutta in December 2019 to oppose the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Bill, now passed into law (photo: DW/S. Bandopadhyay)

Protesting Modi's Citizenship Amendment Act

The rape of India's soul

(photo: Reuters/A. Konstantinidis)

Protests bring Beirut’s abandoned Egg back to life

Anti-government protests and unrest in Iraq (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Unrest in Iraq

Sadr City – a hotbed of resistance

Demonstrators protest on the streets of Algiers against army commander Gaid Saleh on 20 November 2019. Placards read “He says he is for the protesters, but in fact he intends to preserve the status quo”, “They all must go: Gaid Saleh – Two faces of the same regime” (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Bensalem)

Unpopular presidential elections

Algeria stands at a historic crossroads

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