In the spotlight

December 2014, Hafedh Chekir
The rocky road - Tunisia travels a political highway with few signposts as to its destination.
December 2014, Adel Ltifi
Tunisia on a political tightrope - analysis of the political angst facing the country in the run-up to the second round of the presidential elections.
December 2014
Insights into Egypt’s recent past- a Dialogue with Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, former Deputy Prime Minister
November 2014, Alvaro Vasconcelos
This report, developed on the basis of a series of consultations with international experts on Syria and on peacekeeping, discusses the different scenarios for ending the war in Syria with recommendations for the attention of the UN and the European Union.
For the political transitions underway in the Arab world, different lessons may be drawn from experiences of countries that have passed through democratic transitions.
Despite the passage of more than three years since the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, attempts to reform police and military institutions – or to develop democratic civilian rule – have not borne the desired fruit.
Despite the passage of more than three years since the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, attempts to reform police and military institutions – or to develop democratic civilian rule – have not borne the desired fruit.
April 2014, Michael Robbins
A recent analysis of three public opinion surveys conducted as part of the Arab Barometer from 2006 to 2013 reveals that only a minority of citizens have positive evaluations of the government or the state of democracy in their country.