Young Muslim fashion (photo: AP)

Analysis Michael Lüders

Islam as "Wellness"

US marines in Fallujah (photo: AP)

Commentary Volker Perthes

Stability Must Be the Primary Aim of Iraq Policy

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad (photo: AP)

Presidential Elections Iran

Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's "Culture of Martydom"

photo: Ridwan al-Sayyid, &copy www.attamoddon.com

Ridwan al-Sayyid

The Struggle for Islam

Women carrying a ballot box in the province of Pattani, Thailand – participation and integration will tame radical Islamism in Southeast Asia, experts say (Photo: AP)

Southeast Asia

Islamism Has Taken the Place of Communism as Divisive Force

Sihem Bensedrine (photo: Reporters without Borders)

Defamation of Tunisian Journalist

Smear Campaigns Waged at the Lowest Level

Sihem Bensedrine (photo: Reporters without Frontiers)

Analysis Presidential Elections in Tunisia

Hopes Dashed for Democracy and a Civil Society

Strange but true – in Lebanon, even deceased people have been known to have cast their vote, (Photo: Ap)

The Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections

Reforming Lebanon's Political Culture

Photo: Nelly Youssef

Interview Nabil Abdel Fatah

Egypt – Hopelessness, Frustration Spawning a New Generation of Terrorists

Amira Hass (photo: © Babelmed.net 2005)

Amira Hass: Diary from Palestine

"Tomorrow Will Be Worse"

photo: Deutsche Welle

Cem Özdemir

"Democracy and Islam Are Two of a Kind"

photo: AP

Turkish Penal Code Comes into Force

"Reforms Are Not Easy, But Necessary"

Amien Rais - PKS official candidate for the presidential election 2004, photo: AP

The "Prosperous Justice Party" PKS in Indonesia

No Contradiction between Islam and Democracy

The supremacy of law seems to be the priority foundation upon which a pluralistic democracy can be build, argues Khoury

Pluralistic Democracy in the Arab World

Judicial Reforms Must Underpin Wider Arab Change

With the arrest of four prominent figures of the opposition the "spring of Damascus" soon came to an end, photo: AP

Interview Ali al-Atassi

"There Is a Need for Pressure from Inside of Syria"

The commander-in-chief of the German army, Wilhelm Keitel, signs the capitulation on May 8, 1945 (photo: DPA)

The Third World in WWII

"Our Victims Don't Count"

France's Muslims are just as evenly divided on the "Oui" for the constitution as the rest of the population (photo: AP)

France's EU Referendum

Muslims Divided on EU Constitution

Georges Corm (photo: Georgescorm.com)

Georges Corm

"Laicism Should Not Be Seen as a Specifically Western Doctrine"

Gold bracelets (photo: Larissa Bender)

Civil Society in Turkey

Asterix of Bergama's Struggle against the Authorities

Photo: DPA

Presidential Elections in Iran

Hashemi Rafsanjani – The Least Common Denominator