Education Policies in Morocco: Can the Government Fix What It Broke?
After years of failed efforts to reform the education sector, Morocco must now ensure a comprehensive reshaping of its institutions to allow for a true implementation of its reform programme and reignite citizens' trust in the national education system.
Trump’s declared intent to change his predecessor’s policy on alliances in the Middle East has led to a rift in the regional balance that existed since the 2015 Gulf reconciliation, fuelled the current crisis, and risks bringing back conflict between regional blocs.
Egyptian President al-Sissi’s imposition of the state of emergency in April 2017 adds nothing new to the already restrictive framework and is used by the regime to legitimize rights abuses in the name of fighting terrorism.
The Arab Socialist Baath Party: Preparing for the Post-War Era
The April 2017 changes in the ranks of the Ba’ath Socialist Party signal the party’s recognition of the impact of the current situation, allowing the party to pose as a serious political rival in the post-conflict period.
Between Indifference and Charity: Syrian Refugees and the Syrian Diaspora in Brazil
Well-established institutions of the Syrian diaspora in Brazil have let down Syrian refugees fleeing the war by failing to provide them with adequate assistance and being indifferent to their plight or selective in their action to help.
“The Disaster of Aleppo” and the Quandary of the Last Opportunity
The fall of Aleppo entails a restructuring of the leadership of the opposition and a realistic review of how to deal with international and regional positions on the Syrian crisis and Russia’s military presence.
The Political Impasse of the Syrian Kurdish Movement
The Kurdish movement’s policy of territorial advances in Syria puts it at odds with its desire to build international political alliances and renders military cooperation with it politically costly for Western nations.