After 15 years of violence following the US invasion, finding cause for optimism can be a fool’s errand
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How will Egypt deal with its deficit of democracy? How will Islam and islamism influence any future democracy?
British street artist Banksy is now showing solidarity with imprisoned Turkish-Kurdish artist and journalist Zehra Dogan
A prominent Iranian political analyst said he had been sentenced to prison for propaganda against the regime
The ruling Kurdish Party, the PYD, has set up a democratic federation made of local governments
Iranian protests have continued at a low level for months after flaring up following a policy missteps on the economy
A record number of women have registered to stand in Lebanon’s first legislative elections in nine years
An event was held to discuss the impact of dictatorship on women, particularly in the Middle East
The Working Families Party organized on Sunday, March 4, in Brooklyn to visit a preplanned speech by New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to hand her a petition in support of the desperate nation of Yemen.
Newfound empowerment is a potential social lightning rod in a country unaccustomed to such visibility for women