Tunisia will hold municipal elections on May 6, in a step aimed at devolving more power to local authorities.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Amid voter lethargy in Egypt, the regime sought to impose a high voter turnout.
The upcoming Egyptian presidential election is neither free nor democratic. The United States must not treat this election as a legitimate expression of the Egyptian people’s will.
In an interview, Ennahda’s Oussama Sghaier talks about Tunisia’s democracy and the government’s credibility problem.
Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.
Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission is facing a host of problems, including internal disputes and public apathy.
Tunisia is about to pass landmark legislation that criminalizes racial bias against the country’s black community.
State control of Algeria’s religious sphere is robust, yet it has recently been challenged by the upsurge in violent ideologies in the Maghreb region and beyond.
Females are making inroads into the Algerian military, but they are still hitting a glass ceiling in the types of roles that they play.