Topic: Authoritarianism

Iraq's interim Prime Minister Mustafa al Kadhimi at the polling station (photo: Khalid Mohammed/AA/picture-alliance)

Parliamentary elections in Iraq

Change or political stagnation in Baghdad?

Political analyst H.A. Hellyer (photo: H.A. Hellyer)

Hisham A. Hellyer on "the War on Terror"

"You cannot rely on the West"

A Muslim woman prays during Eid-Ul-Fitr, 2017 (photo: Sanka Vidanagama/ZUMAPRESS/imago images)

Future-proofing Islam

Focus on the soul of Islam

Protests against the miserable economic situation in Tunis in December 2020 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab world

"The people aren't ready" – can Arabs do democracy?

Attacks on 11 September 2001 in New York (photo: Imago/Zuma Press)

9/11 twenty years on

How the 'War on Terror' destabilised the Middle East

U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan 28 April 2019 (photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

The art of the deal

Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. envoy behind the Taliban's return

A hand of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in a cage in an Egyptian courtroom (photo: Reuters/A. A. Dalsh)

Death sentences against Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt

An act of reckoning

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