Taiwan’s 2014 Sunflower Movement unleashed a wave of youthful activism that has profoundly reshaped the island’s political landscape, showing how activists can effect change through elections.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Ibrahim Mneimneh discusses Lebanese civil society and his experiences as a parliamentary candidate in Beirut.
While most residents of Tunis support a woman as mayor, a sizable minority does not, which may present obstacles for the newly elected Souad Abderrahim.
Out of options to break the Gaza siege, Hamas is trying to co-opt continued protest marches to boost its leverage against Fatah.
India is the world’s largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China’s.
The American electorate is moving to embrace an energized form of government. In the face of Trump, some Democrats will still be nervous about embracing a bold national response to challenges.
Engaging with the communities they study offers scholars meaningful critiques for their work and allows those communities to shape and benefit from the research agenda.
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.
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.