Politics

Tariq Ali (photo: DPA)

Interview Tariq Ali

"That's Not the Democracy We Want"

Azhar University in Cairo (photo: AP)

Azhar Scholars Debate the Civil Society

Let's Not Talk About Politics!

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

Dr. Nader Fergany, head of the Almishkat Centre in Cairo and coordinator of the UNDP Arab Human Development Reports (photo: Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey, ERF)

Interview Nader Fergany

"The USA Has Given Democracy a Bad Name"

Saad Eddin Ibrahim (Photo: Saleh Diab)

Interview Saad Eddin Ibrahim

"The EU must Cease Support of Repressive Systems in the Arab World"

Thousands of Lebanese gathered on Beirut's Martyr's Square for protest, photo: AP

Civil Society in Lebanon

Sensitive Political Issues Are Avoided

"World tribunal on Iraq" activists are calling US-President Bush to the final session in Istanbul, photo: &copy www.worldtribunal.org

"World Tribunal on Iraq"

The Defendants Are Absent

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

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