For Tunisians, the revolution was not about democracy. It was first and foremost about improving their daily lives. And, in this case, the government is failing to deliver.
There’s an un-American way to make the pink wave permanent.
Over the years, Libya’s leaders have met, led by earnest Western ministers and heads of state. But beyond this, these meetings produce no breakthrough agreements.
Egypt’s new administrative capital, currently under construction—and tentatively named Wedian, which means “desert valleys”— represents concretely where President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been trying to take his country during his five years of authoritarian rule.
Algeria’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been dismissing high-profile security officials at an unprecedented rate without any public explanation from Bouteflika or his inner circle.
Efforts to reconstitute and rebuild state security institutions in post-conflict states will require not just technical and organizational fixes, but will hinge upon a range of sweeping steps and reforms with generational scope.
Russia has gained influence in Libya by exploiting the mistakes of the Europeans and the United States.
Many children of jihadis in Algeria are being denied an identity, education, and much more.
Egypt’s economy may be improving, but this is neither inclusive nor sustainable.
In an interview, Emadeddin Badi talks about today’s Libya, which faces both civil war and state collapse.