Iraq’s democratic disillusionment alludes to the failure of the democratization process 18 years after America toppled Sadam Hussein.
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The fate of Razan Zaitouneh and her colleagues has remained a mystery throughout the Syrian war. DW investigators unravel the puzzle.
On Monday, a former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a royal relative pleaded not guilty to accusations of sedition and incitement.
Iranians often joke that Iran’s political system must be far more advanced than the one in the US but Iran’s democracy is shrinking.
The loss of control of Gaza by Hamas should underpin America’s strategy in the region in the coming years. How can this be won?
Official polls suggest record low turnout in Iran’s elections which beyond hardship and lack of choice reflects youth frustration.
Iran’s presidential election is a sham. Its unelected supreme leader and Guardian Council are in charge of choosing the next president.
Young pro-democracy activists in Lebanon’s Minteshreen movement aspire to offer an alternative to the elites’ political corruption.
Iran’s elections are stage-managed. June 18 will see Iranians vote for a new president in an election that is set to be restricted.
Bashar al-Assad is putting on a show, a sinister simulation of democracy, for this week’s presidential elections in Baathist Syria.