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After the optimism that accompanied the uprisings of 2011, the Arab region today is losing the momentum sparked by those grassroots reform movements. Repression, conflicts, and instability are plaguing countries across the region, destabilizing institutions and populations alike.
Amongst its strategic objectives, ARI seeks to open a space for informed dialogue between representatives of different communities of each state to reflect their desire to live together and define the governance mechanisms to manage inter-societal relations.
Since the 2011 popular protests, the elections in Tunisia, Iraq and Lebanon can be seen as “freer” elections in the Arab world, not least because they haven’t taken place under an autocratic regime.
The Tahdir for Syrian project will prepare young professional Syrians to take on an active role in working towards a peaceful, democratic, and inclusive Syria with transparent and accountable governmental institutions. This project is a continuation of a three-year long Action which ended in March 2018.