Topic: Democracy and civil society

Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel's ''The People Reloaded''


The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future

Tunisians celebrate the fall of dictator Ben Ali (photo: AP)

Education and Democracy in Tunisia

An Ideology-free Sphere in the Shadow of Dictatorship

Bashar al-Assad during his speech in front of parliament on March 30 (photo: picture alliance/landov)

Protests in Syria


In the Clutches of the Assad Clan

Tunisian flag and victory sign (photo: dpa)

Interview with Ralf Melzer

''Tunisia's Reform Process Is On Track''

Two women wearing the headscarf (source: Inside Indonesia)

Women and Islam in Indonesia

Reformers, Resisters and Devotees

Face of a Yemeni youth his face painted in the colours of the Yemeni flag (photo: AP)

Paternal and Religious Authority in the Arab World

Yemen's Sons Have Broken the Vow of Silence

Demonstration atTahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AP)

The Merit Publishing House in Cairo

A Mecca for Intellectuals, a Centre of the Revolution

The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (photo: NYOI)

Iraq's First Youth Orchestra

A Symbol of Peace in A Divided Nation

Sadiq Jalal al-Azm (photo: Wikipedia)

Interview with Sadiq Jalal al-Azm

A New Spirit of Revolution

Mohamed Talbi (photo: Beat Stauffer)

Mohamed Talbi

''Religious Dogmas Terrorize the Spirit''

Election in Iraq (photo: AP)

Democracy and Civil Society

Patrick Seale

Commentary Patrick Seale

Can the Arabs Join the Modern World?

Israeli activists attaching stickers with peace slogans to the wall (photo:

Geneva Initiative

New Hope for Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue

Michael Gahler (photo: CDU Gross-Gerau)

Interview Michael Gahler

"We Need to Strengthen the Dialogue with Iran"

Otto Schily, Germany's Minister of the Interior; Photo: AP

German Federal Interior Minister Otto Schily:

"Islamic Culture Needs Universal Democratic Values"

Tariq Ali (photo: DPA)

Interview Tariq Ali

"That's Not the Democracy We Want"