Topic: Democracy and civil society

An editor from "Charlie Hebdo" outside the magazine's offices following the arson attack (photo: picture-alliance)

Arson Attack on the Satirical Magazine ''Charlie Hebdo''

Heated Debate over Sharia Law

Latuff cartoon: Mubarak tries to censor Al Jazeera (image: Latauff/Wikipedia)

Al Jazeera and Qatar

Accessories of the Arab Spring

Election lists in Tunis (photo: AP)

Elections in Tunisia

Fears of Islamist Threat Unfounded

Anti-government protesters shout as they hold a poster of Kamal Al-Amri, pictured, a member of Morocco's main opposition Islamist group who died in June from wounds sustained during a pro-reform demonstration several days earlier, during a rally organized by the 20th February movement in Rabat, Morocco, Sunday June 5, 2011 (photo: AP/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Ziad Majed on Islamism and the Arab Spring

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''The Term Islamist Doesn't Mean Anything Anymore''

Prince Naif (photo: AP)

New Line of Succession to the Saudi Throne

Riyadh's Old Regime Grows Older

Bashar al-Assad (photo: AP)

Uprising against the Ba'ath Regime in Syria

Assad's Strong Hand

UNESCO general assembly in Paris (photo: dapd)

Full UNESCO Membership for Palestine

A Small, Albeit Costly, Victory

The Speed Sisters of Ramallah (photo: Speed Sisters)

The Speed Sisters of Ramallah

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Emancipation in Racing Suits

Anti-Saleh rally (photo: AP)

Popular Uprising in Yemen

Saleh, Enemy Number One

Egyptian Muslim scholars from al-Azhar university hold a banner reading in Arabic 'The Azhar is with the revolution of the free people' as they stand with anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 9 February 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Joris Luyendijk on the Prospects for Societal Change in Egypt

A Riveting Wave of Political and Religious Soul Searching

Libya's women celebrate at Saha Kish Square in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday Oct. 23, 2011 as Libya's transitional government declare liberation of Libya after months of bloodshed that culminated in the death of longtime leader (photo: dapd)

Libya after Gaddafi

Challenges and Opportunities

Muammar Gaddafi (photo: AP)

Libya after Gaddafi

How the 'Brother Leader' Remained in Power So Long

Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Arab Islamists and Erdogan's Turkish Islam

Secularism as a Protector of Religion

Marjane Satrapi (photo: AP)

The Comic World of Marjane Satrapi

Yearnings for a Lost Homeland

Boualem Sansal (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

German Book Trade Peace Prize Winner Boualem Sansal

What the Tragedy in Algeria Has Taught Us

Nilüfer Göle (photo: picture-alliance/ZB)

Interview with Nilüfer Göle

Shifting Identities and the Stakes of Turkish Democracy

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