In the spotlight

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.
November 2014, Salam Kawakibi
This Jadal paper argues that the real success of the recent elections in Tunisia is the move away from exclusion and towards a deliberate participatory approach.
November 2014
This 4th edition of the ADI reflects the positive impact of the Arab Spring of 2011 of the 9 countries from its in-depth survey carried out by Arab social scientists.
November 2014, Asma Nouira
In this Jadal paper, the president of the Observatoire Tunisien de la Transition Démocratique looks at the rise of the Union patriotique libre (UPL) in Tunisia's legislative elections and the role of campaign funding and potential vote buying.
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.