There has been a global transformation of political and civic activism, with innovative new forms and often dramatic impact, even in the face of widespread efforts by governments to limit civic and political space.
There are a few think tanks in DC that seem to have made conscious efforts to avoid manels. Visibility is a major component for success on the job, and the first step toward that success is speaking on panels.
The repression of political dissidents such as Ahmed Mansoor belies the UAE’s attempts to brand itself as a promoter of tolerance.
While this wave of teachers’ protests may not bring about a fundamental political transformation, it points to the grave and persistent nature of Morocco’s governance challenges.
Algerians are unlikely to accept Abdel Kader Ben Salah as Acting President for a transitional government.
Since February 22, thousands and then millions of Algerians have taken to the streets every Friday to protest against the fifth term of their ailing eighty-two-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The ordinary voter still views Modi as a compelling leader who is personally incorruptible. Modi’s pitch this election season is simple: He needs more than a single, five-year term to undo 65 years of corruption and administrative rot.
Egyptian exiles have faced stark difficulties in living abroad and trying to return home. Amid the government's consistent repression, they face painful choices about their future.
Tunisia’s political parties need to offer more than generic slogans to gain the support of voters and lead the country in its last phase of democratic transition.
“The Great Return march was a historical opportunity to strengthen the voices who believe in nonviolent resistance, and these voices should be supported so that people can believe in their ideas.”