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Book cover Throne of the Crescent Moon (DAW Books)

Saladin Ahmed's ''Throne of the Crescent Moon''

An Arab-American Fantasy Epic

Protests in Falludja against the Shiite-majority government of Nuri al-Maliki, December 2012 (photo: dapd)

Marching against al-Maliki

Has the Arab Spring Arrived in Iraq?

The Saudi writer and journalist Turki al-Hamad (Screenshot Al-Arabiya-TV)

The Arrest of Saudi Intellectual Turki al-Hamad

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back?

The Ibn Tulun Mosque in Cairo (photo: picture-alliance/Ellen Rooney/Robert Harding)

Alexander Flores's ''Civilization or Barbarism?''

Islam in the Historical Context

The Tunisian-French author Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Interview with Abdelwahab Meddeb

''The Islamists Are Not Ready for a Democratic Culture''

Mawardi Nurdin, one of the mayoral candidates, casts his vote into a ballot box in local elections in Aceh, Indonesia, 9 April 2012 (photo: EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak)

Indonesia as a Model of Muslim Democracy

Developments, Problems, and Opportunities

Praying Malian Muslim men in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso (photo: Peter Hille/DW)

Ansar Dine's religious leader Chérif Ousmane Haidara

''This is not Sharia, but banditry''

Anti-Assad demonstration in Damascus (photo: Reuters)

Syria's ''National Coalition''

Support for the Moderate Forces

Maryam al-Khawaja (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Maryam al-Khawaja

''Even if the men stop, the women will continue"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) and the Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi (photo: Reuters)

The Gaza Conflict in the Wake of the Arab Spring

The Regional Powers' New Confidence

Soldiers of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Peter Harling of the International Crisis Group

The Religious Narrative of Syria's Armed Opposition

Tunisian women demonstrating as the country debates about the rape of a young woman by three policemen (photo: Monia Ghamni/DW)

''The New Arab Women''

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Are the Arab Revolutions Devouring Their Own Daughters?

Abdelbasset Sida, leader of the opposition Syrian National Council (R), chats with council member George Sabra during a news conference in Istanbul July 13, 2012 (photo: REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

The Opposition in Syria

The Least Common Denominator

King Abdullah surrounded by members of the Saudi royal family (photo: epa/Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabia's Foreign and Security Policy

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Categorical Imperative

Mouhanad Khorchide (photo: University of Münster/Peter Grewer)

Interview with Mouhanad Khorchide

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''God Is Not A Dictator''

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