Is the Armed Rebellion in Syria on the Wane?

Article April 24, 2014

The armed rebellion in Syria has not lost its sting, but it remains considerably less than the sum of its parts. | عربي

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Tunisia’s Historic Step Toward Democracy

April 17, 2014

Four factors help explain how Tunisia was able to reach a landmark political compromise and put its democratic transition back on track. | عربي


Iraq’s Sectarian Crisis: A Legacy of Exclusion

  • Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee
Paper April 23, 2014

Violence and tensions between Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds continue to threaten Iraq’s stability and fragile democracy. Iraq needs a political compact based less on sectarian identities and more on individual citizens. | عربي


The Roots of Crisis in Northern Lebanon

paper April 15, 2014

Syria’s civil war is helping destabilize the city of Tripoli and threatening other parts of Lebanon. But today’s challenges have plagued Lebanon since long before the Syrian uprising. | عربي

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From Arab Spring to Presidential Spring

Al-Hayat April 3, 2014

The “Presidential Spring” now underway in the Arab world reveals the enduring power of entrenched elite players and institutional actors and their ability to perpetuate self-serving—and mostly authoritarian—politics. | عربي

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