In the spotlight
July 2014, Hana Jaber
The Syrian conflict has brought new threats, new refugees and a new wave of political uncertainty to a country already struggling to manage the political upheaval of the Arab Spring. Set against the backdrop of shifting domestic and regional politics, this paper breaks down the impact of the Syrian conflict on Jordan.
July 2014, Haykel Ben Mahfoudh
Tunisia’s 2011 revolution removed the Ben Ali regime but did not overthrow the country’s security institutions. Reforming these institutions will be an integral part of the larger process of constitutional and political reform for the country.
July 2014, Ahmed Abd Rabou
This paper by Ahmed Abd Rabou shows how Egypt's June 2014 legislative election law endangers the functioning of Egypt’s political parties and parliament. Rabou outlines an alternative electoral system that would protect political space for political parties and the parliament while maintaining constitutional benefits for women, Christians and other groups.
June 2014, Félix Legrand
Understanding the nature of ISIS’s integration into the Syrian political and social fabric is essential for the development of a realistic and efficient strategy to curb the expansion and the consolidation of the jihadist state currently under construction in Iraq and Syria.