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The Lebanese Legislative Elections: Fragmentation and Polarization
Despite a new electoral law and the long wait for new elections to shake Lebanese politics, the May ballot seems something of a damp squib, with continuing divisions plaguing the political landscape and independent candidates facing significant challenges despite increasing civil society mobilization.
Nayla Moussa
Yemen’s Federal Alternative: A Path to an Enduring Peace?
Yemen’s experience with a decentralized government system as a way to prevent the monopoly of power has been repeatedly interrupted. Can the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference and a draft constitution opting for a federal state ensure the path to an enduring peace?
Mohamed Al-Mekhlafi
Stage One of the UN Libya Action Plan: The Likelihood of Failure and the Need for Review
Two months after the launch of the UN Libya Action Plan, the House of Representatives and the High State Council failed to reach consensus on articles of the Libyan Political Agreement to be amended. This lack of consensus is an important indicator that should be taken into account before entering stage two.
Azza Kamel Maghur

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