Topic: Democracy and civil society

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) shaking hands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo: IRNA)

Interview with Ali Granmayeh about Iran and the ''Arabellions''

Yearning for Lost Freedoms

Ilan Halevi (photo: Igal Avidan)

Interview with the Jewish Palestinian Politician Ilan Halevi

With One Foot in the UN

Family photo with Hamid Karzai, Angela Merkel and Guido Westerwelle at the Afghanistan Conference in Bonn (photo: dapd)

Afghanistan Conference in Bonn

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Pakistan Is Critical to Any Settlement

An Egyptian demonstrator on Tahrir Square in Cairo kisses the new Libyan flag out of solidarity with the rebels in Egypt (photo: AP)

The Arab Spring and the "Nahda" Reform Movement

The Second Arab Renaissance

The Emperor's Mosque in Sarajevo (photo: Wikipedia)

''Euro-Islam''

Too Diverse to Domesticate

Advertising material for Baheya Mohammed, the first Egyptian candidate to stand for election in a niqab (photo: dapd)

The Role of Religion in Egyptian Society

''Dictatorship is out in Egypt''

Poster calling for the release of director Jafar Panahi at the Berlinale (photo: DW)

Iranian Cinema

Forbidden Love Scenes in the Pious Dinosaur Nation

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (photo: dapd)

Fall of the Gaddafi Clan

A Fresh Start for Libya?

Syria's empty seat at the Arab League summit in Morocco (photo: dapd)

The Arab League and the Conflict in Syria

The Unexpected Renaissance of the Arab League

Mecca's main mosque after sunset (photo: AP)

Interview with the Saudi Arabian Blogger Ahmed al Omran

''You Cannot Copy and Paste a Revolution''

Zinciriye Madrasa in the old city of Mardin (photo: Sonja Galler)

Kurdish Language Studies in Turkey

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A Radical Change in Quiet Stages

Laila Soliman (photo: private copyright)

Interview with the Egyptian Theatre Director Laila Soliman

Vomit – Until the Revolution Comes

Members of the opposition movement demonstrate in front of the Ministry of the Interior in Amman (photo: dpa)

Protests in Jordan

Crumbling Taboos

The Parliament in Rabat (photo: picture alliance)

Morocco Prepares for Parliamentary Elections

Superficial Respect for the Will of the People

Egyptians in Cairo demonstrating against Mubarak (photo: dapd)

The Reaction of Egyptian Politicians to the Elections in Tunisia

''Egypt Is Not Tunisia! Or Is It?''

Ennahda supporters after the election vicotry on 25 October 2011 (photo: dpa)

Tunisia after the Elections

Ennahda and the Challenges of Democracy

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