Topic: Shia Islam | Shiite Muslims

Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri (photo: Getty Images)

Reformist Theologians in Iran

The Search for Montazeri's Heirs

Abdolkarim Soroush (photo: ISNA)

Iranian Reformist Thinkers in Exile

More Freedom, Less Impact?

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

Students matriculate at the department for Islamic Studies in Sarajevo (photo: Charlotte Wiedemann)

Islam in Bosnia

''We belong to the West, culturally and mentally''

Iran's revolutionary leader Ali Chamenei (photo: dpa)

Iran's Electoral Strategy

All Options off the Table?

The wreckage of a bombed-out car in Kirkuk, 23 July 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Series of Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

A Culture of Violence

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah (photo: AP)

Hezbollah and the Uprising in Syria

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Can the ''Party of God'' Weather the Arab Spring?

Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari (photo: © Humboldt University Berlin)

Interview with Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari

Why Islam and Democracy Go Well Together

Yussuf al-Qaradawi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Shia-Sunni Conflict

The Most Deadly Religious War of our Time

Man passing by anti-Formula One protests mural in Manama, Bahrain (photo: Reuters)

Interview with the Bahraini Dissident Nabeel Rajab

''Our regime has to leave''

Hazem Saghieh, political analyst and editor at the Arab newspaper 'Al Hayat' (photo: private)

Interview with Hazem Saghieh

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Beyond the Authority of Religion and the Rule of Family Clans

A woman casting her vote in Tehran, a military soldier with machine gun standing guard (photo: Reuters)

Parliamentary Elections in Iran

A Well-staged Show

Tawakkol Karman (photo: picture alliance/dpa)

Interview with the Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkol Karman

''Saleh is the Source of Terror''

US Troops' withdrawal from Iraq: A column of U.S. Army Stryker armoured vehicles cross the border from Iraq into Kuwait Wednesday, 18 August 2010 (photo: AP)

Saudi Arabia's Flawed Iraq Strategy

The Iranian Wolf at the Kingdom's Door

Explosion at the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2011 (photo: AP)

Stefan Meining's Book on the History of the Islamist Scene in Germany

A Mosque in Munich

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