The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has voted to refer the Kavala v. Turkey case to the European Court of Human Rights. By doing so, the Council of Europe upheld European values and principles, namely the rule of law.
Please join the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Middle East program for a public discussion marking the launch of two new books, "Bread and Freedom" and "Lumbering State, Restless Society."
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Tunisian President Kais Saied has slowly and steadily consolidated power into his own hands since his July 25, 2021 self-coup. While the United States and Europe have taken an increasingly critical stance against Saied’s actions, the Tunisian leader has ignored their requests for a return to a constitutional order and an inclusive political process.
In an interview, Rémi Brulin discusses the term “terrorism,” and looks back at an Israeli bombing campaign in Lebanon.
Join us on Tuesday, November 30 from 4:00 till 5:30 p.m Beirut time for a public panel with Amr Adly, Rym Ayadi, Ishac Diwan, Hamza Meddeb and Jérôme Vacher to discuss Tunisia's worsening economic crisis.
The prevailing attitude among members of the ruling class appears to be that there is enough oil and gas to keep the state coffers full, buy voters’ loyalty, and control civil society and the media for as long as the country’s current leaders are in power. What comes after that does not concern them—to quote Madam de Pompadour: “After us, the deluge.”
Saad al-Hariri may not run in Lebanon’s next elections, but writing him off may be hasty.
A new coalition in Germany has ambitious plans to modernize a country that slipped into complacency and risk aversion. Its newfound energy could give the EU a much-needed impulse.