Granting Tunisian security forces suffrage provides police unions greater leverage over politicians, diminishing prospects for security sector reform.
Each day there are so many other disturbing developments that people’s ability to retain and maintain some order in their heads about them all is severely challenged.
“No political party, no political actor is able to lead Tunisia alone in this very sensitive and fragile period.”
Since President Sisi has taken office, an unprecedented government crackdown has rendered large parts of the country without any independent human rights groups.
The rise of national-populists across the world points to new challenges for democracy.
Many political scientists who study democracy are alarmed by developments in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere in the world.
Algeria’s youth are increasingly turning to social entrepreneurship to find creative solutions to persistent unemployment and an austerity economy.
Trump articulated few coherent policy ideas about the Middle East during the campaign, but taken together his combination of orientations might be termed “belligerent minimalism.”
In the wake of the Arab Spring, newer media and older forms (such as the daily newspaper) have gradually made it easier for Middle East countries to participate in public debates from a variety of ideological perspectives.
Polarization in the Arab world may be the result of political systems that have opened themselves up to political debate, but not given healthy ways in which to translate political debate into political outcomes.