Topic: Authoritarianism

Indian author Arundhati Roy (source: YouTube; nationalheraldindia.com)

Arundhati Roy's "Azadi"

Narendra Modi is pushing Indian society to the brink

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

Algiers: protests against the Algerian president (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Batiche)

Interview with human rights activist Rabah Arkam

Algeria's protesters continue their "Revolution of Smiles"

People watch a TV broadcast of Narendra Modi leading the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony in Ayodhya (photo: Getty Images/AFP/P. Singh)

Dispute about the temple to Lord Ram in Ayodhya

The end of India's post-colonial consensus

Favourite to win the presidential election: Sadyr Zhaparov

Kyrgyzstan elections

Zhaparov's seduction of the people

Barbed wire on a wall outside the central bank in Beirut (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/A. A. Rabba)

Interview with political scientist Abdalhadi Alijla

Trust in the state is a precious commodity

"Prayer in Cairo" by Jean-Leon Gerome (source: Kunsthalle Hamburg [[File:Prayer in Cairo 1865.jpg|Prayer in Cairo 1865]] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prayer_in_Cairo_1865.jpg)

Authoritarianism and underdevelopment in the Islamic world

Islamic clerics and statesmen in an unholy alliance

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (l) and French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/ABACA/Eliot Blandet)

Egypt – Dollars to despots

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's international patrons

Mass demonstration in Algiers against the country's ruling elite (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

COVID-19 consequences

Coronavirus halts year-long protests in Algeria

A checkpoint on a street in Casablanca, 27 March 2020 (photo: AP)

Digitalisation and the coronavirus in Morocco

From care to control?

Algerians protesting the election of Tebboune as the new President of Algeria on 13.12.2019 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Arab Spring 2.0

The Middle East's fearless protesters

Symbolic image of a genie and a bottle (photo: Imago)

Unrest in the Arab world

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The genie is out of the bottle

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