Topic: Islam and democracy

Archive photo of sociologist and philosopher Juergen Habermas (photo: Janine Schmitz/photothek/imago images)

German angst and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award

Habermas, philosopher of communication, rejects dialogue

Barelvis demonstrating in Lahore, Pakistan, 2017 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/M. Sajjad)

Religious persecution in Pakistan

Violence increasing against the beleaguered Ahmadiyya community

Illustration by Deloupy from "Algeriennes", story by Swann Meralli, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger (published in English by Pennsylvania State University Press)

"Algeriennes" by Swann Meralli and Deloupy

The bravery and resilience of Algeria's "mujahidates"

Prince Hamzah (right) on his wedding day, with King Abdullah (left) and Queen Rania (photo: Balkis Press/ABACA/picture-alliance)

100 years of Jordan

Prince Hamzah – just a storm in the royal Jordan tea-cup?

The Syrian lawyer and human rights activist Razan Zeitouneh (photo: Free Razan)

10 years of war in Syria

Razan Zeitouneh – the missing face of Syria's revolution

Muslim head coverings, from the hijab on the far left to the burka on the far right (photo: AP/DW-Montage)

Swiss burka ban: what will it achieve?

Yemen air strike on Sanaa (photo: Getty Images/AFP/M. Huwais)

Interview with Yemen expert Marie-Christine Heinze

"Now is the time to start preparing for reconstruction"

Demonstration on the tenth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia, December 2020 (photo: Riadh Drid/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Tunisia ten years after the Arab Spring

Where are the democratic dividends for Tunisians?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and General Hossein Salami chief of the Revolutionary Guards attend a graduation ceremony for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) cadets at Imam Hussein University in Tehran, Iran, on 13 October 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Abaca Press/SalamPix)

Charting the history of Iran sanctions

The Islamic Republic's never-ending labour pains

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Egypt's President Mubarak was forced to resign after huge protests in Cairo's Tahir Square on 11 February 2011 (photo: Reuters)

Arab Spring

10 years revolution in Egypt – like Mubarak on steroids

Protests in Tunisia mid-January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Fethi Belaid

Arab Spring ten years on

Tunisia is paralysed by a political culture of consensus

Opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu of the Kemalist CHP has begun using the government's own tactics against it (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The chutzpah of opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

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