Society and Culture

    • Sada - Analysis

    The EU, Morocco, and the Stability Myth

    The EU’s relationship with the Moroccan government reinforces the political status quo at a time when a growing number of Moroccans appear to want change.

    • Op-Ed

    As the U.S. and Tunisian Delegations Meet, Anti-Americanism is on the Rise

    Tunisians are increasingly turning toward U.S. rivals for support. This shift in attitude toward the United States comes amidst a political crisis that highlights the fragility of the country’s democratic transition.

    • Sada - Analysis

    Moscow’s Hand in Sudan’s Future

    As the Sudanese government and the opposition have reached an agreement on a political transition, Moscow focuses on preserving its political and economic influence in Sudan.

    • Event

    Tunisia at a Crossroads

    Tunisia is at a crossroads. The democratic transition has failed to meet the expectations of most citizens, with the government unable to address key challenges facing their country. What comes next?

    • Article

    Transforming State Capacity in India

    Indian state institutions haven’t kept up with the country’s political and economic transformations. Now, India’s new government has three clear pathways to deliver much-needed reforms.

    • Sada Discussion

    The Muslim Brotherhood After Morsi

    The dramatic death of the former president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, on June 17th, reignited debate about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and political Islam across the region.

    • Post–Cold War Democratic Declines: The Third Wave of Autocratization

      • Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tom Gerald Daly, Ken Godfrey, Staffan I. Lindberg, Anna Lührmann, Tsveta Petrova, Richard Youngs
      • June 27, 2019

      The latest wave of rising autocratic rule around the world is more incremental and inconspicuous than in the past.

      • Strategic Europe

      The Limits of European Influence in Palestine and Israel

      The EU’s twin policy of peacemaking and state building in the Middle East is unachievable. Now, the union must choose between preventing the status quo from deteriorating and embracing a one-state reality.

      • Sada Discussion

      No Business as Usual in Syria

      • Katherine Nazemi, Alexander Decina
      • June 20, 2019

      Based on individual considerations and prevailing security and economic conditions, reinvestment in Syria will be limited and could have mixed effects.

      • Op-Ed

      What Has a Bigger Impact, Elections or Street Protests?

      Holding elections and referendums has become more frequent in both democracies and dictatorships. But another form of political expression is becoming much more frequent than elections: street protests.

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      Andrew Miller
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      Middle East Program
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      Middle East Program
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