In the spotlight

March 2015, Tarek Ben Chaabane
The Tunisian independent media regulator HAICA set up as a ‘guardian of fairness’ has found itself under attack.
March 2015, Omar El-Shenety
After years of relying on financial aid from Gulf states during its political crises, Egypt is hosting an Economic Summit hoping to attract foreign investors and donors to get the economy back on track.
The political wrangling behind the scenes of the Tunisian presidential elections is dissected by Hamadi Redissi and Hafedh Chekir in this paper.
February 2015 , Dina El Khawaga
Read ARI Program Director, Dina El Khawaga’s personal analysis of the current problems facing Egypt. Examining the current regime she finds remarkable similarities with the past.
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.