Nearly a decade after the Arab uprisings, tempers in the outlying regions of the Maghreb are on the boil. Scarred by a history of states’ neglect, with poverty rates often more than triple that of urban areas, these frontiers of discontent are being transformed into incubators of instability.
A discussion on lessons learned from the Arab Peace Initiative, the two-state solution, and the future direction of Jordan.
Tunisia is in the middle of a major decentralization effort.
Egypt’s efforts at subsidy reform provide suggestions for Tunisia and Sudan, both witnessing protests stemming in part from increased prices of staple goods.
Tunisia has increasingly relied on the military to bring security to its border region with Libya. But the current approach risks worsening the security situation and playing into the hands of jihadis.
The continued poor performance of the Tunisian economy and the popular discontent might undermine grassroots trust in democracy across the region.
Tunisian citizens have lost faith in the system and may no longer see elections as a means of change.
The Egyptian regime may have miscalculated the extent of judicial opposition to its attempts to control appointments of high-ranking judges.
Sarah Yerkes examines the causes behind the ongoing protests in Tunisia, and advises less of a resort to force.
An economy in tatters, rampant corruption, and rising food prices are prompting ordinary Iranians to take to the streets.