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    Bullying the Big Cities: The Kremlin’s New Approach

    The regional unification of record-high presidential election results has closed the Kremlin bureaucrats’ eyes to the diversity of different parts of the country, their elites, and the preferences of their electorates. In this model, regional masters of balance and public politics are extraneous. But the expulsion of old regional barons is risky: the banner of public pushback and local patriotism could be picked up by new regional politicians who might be even less convenient for Moscow.

    • Event

    The Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

    The Carnegie Middle East Program will host Iranian journalist Masih Alijenad for a discussion on her recently published memoir and women’s rights in Iran.

    • Sada - Analysis

    Erdoğan’s Persistent Popularity

    Erdogan has managed to gain appeal across the region by emphasizing his independent foreign policy and successful economic and religious stewardship while still maintaining an appearance of electoral democracy.

    • Op-Ed

    The Same Odd Coalition

    For coalitions to be effective, they need leaders who know how to decentralise power. This is important as the 2019 election is likely to be a choice between two kinds of coalitions.

    • Diwan

    End of the Rope

    There is a crisis of trust between Jordan’s citizens and the state, and the old ways won’t work anymore.

    • Diwan

    Covering the Suffering

    • Ghida Tayara
    • June 05, 2018

    Amnesty International’s Diana Semaan discusses human rights reporting in Syria and its shortcomings.

    • Complicit States and the Governing Strategy of Privilege Violence: When Weakness Is Not the Problem

      Many states beset with endemic violence are not institutionally weak, but rather suffer from complicit economic and political elites that use violence in order to preserve their status, a phenomenon that should be called privilege violence.

      • Event

      The Return of Syrian Refugees

      The conflict in Syria has created the largest refugee crisis since World War II. Whether refugees return to Syria depends on a number of conditions—such as governance and personal safety as well as political transition.

      • Op-Ed

      Moral Failure in Libya

      Europe remains at fault for both failing to rebuild Libya following its 2011 intervention, and for increasingly relying on rights-abusing militias for its coast guard and migrant interdiction responsibilities.

      • Diwan

      Their Dirty Business

      In an interview, Jean-Pierre Filiu discusses his recent book on the mechanisms of survival adopted by Arab regimes.

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