While desertions have contributed to the emergence of an armed rebellion since early fall 2011, they have failed to critically weaken the Syrian regime’s army. | عربي
Peaceful Salafi political parties are losing strength in Egypt and Tunisia while the popularity of Salafi-jihadi movements aiming to build an Islamic state by force is increasing. | عربي
The refugee tragedy is a symptom of a wider political crisis. Finding adequate solutions for the refugees and internally displaced populations is primarily a political imperative, but it is also a development challenge that is essential for political stabilization, societal reconciliation, and peace building.
The Syrian capital’s military housing has helped cement bonds between army officers, which has buoyed the Assad regime during the current crisis. | عربي
Although legislation has been passed creating equality between the sexes in the Algerian military, women still have a long road ahead to gain full equality. | عربي
Jordan’s Hirak grassroots movement of 2011-2013, recognized as a social and political protest movement born out of discontent in the East Bank hinterlands, has reflected the country’s rising political contention. | عربي
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