25 May, 2021

Cybersecurity in the MENA region: Shared Insecurities, Diverse Responses

James Shires | 25 May 2021

Cyber insecurity is a multifaceted problem, and one further complicated by the political divides in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This paper tackles two questions: first, what are the main sources of cyber insecurity in the region?
Cybersecurity in the MENA region: Shared Insecurities, Diverse Responses2021-05-25T14:11:36+03:00
3 Feb, 2021

Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On

Larbi Sadiki | 03 February 2021 | AR

As Arabs mark the tenth anniversary of their uprisings, scholars find endless interpretations of how to read them. Transitologists are yet to find their Godot – Arab Spring “democracy”. Ten years have been fraught with more counter-revolution than revolution? And of more authoritarian rule than democracy?
Sculpting the Statue of Revolution and Democracy: Tunisia Ten Years On2021-02-08T14:08:57+03:00
25 Dec, 2020

Near in fear and far in aspiration: convergences and differences of the KSA-UAE alliance

Federico Donelli | 25 December 2020 | TR | AR

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are often portrayed by the media and analysts as a single regional power group. Although the alliance is not at stake, it has a much more complex nature than is most commonly represented. The two Gulf monarchies show different stances and preferences on a variety of regional issues
Near in fear and far in aspiration: convergences and differences of the KSA-UAE alliance2020-12-30T16:46:25+03:00
26 Nov, 2020

Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs

Basheer Nafi | 26 November 2020

The United States’ presidential election were held along with the House of Representative and Senate elections on November 3. However, the result was not clear until November 6, when it became evident that the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, won the American presidency. The next day, November 7, major American media sources announced that the election had been decided in Biden’s favor.
Challenges of Biden’s Presidency: Repairing Faults in Domestic and Foreign Affairs2020-12-09T15:28:25+03:00
28 Oct, 2020

The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?

Mehmet Emin Cengiz | 28 October 2020 | TR

The Democratic Union Party (PYD) has emerged as one of the biggest beneficiaries in the Syrian war, triggered by the Arab Spring. Since its inception in 2003 until 2011, the party had not found the chance of being a significant actor in the Syrian political theatre. However, the Syrian war eruption and the rise of ISIS opened a new chapter for the PYD and its military wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG).
The Transformation Struggle of the PYD: Localization Tendency as a Method of Gaining Legitimacy?2020-11-19T12:24:16+03:00
7 Oct, 2020

Peace-Making in the Middle East: “Normalization” with…without Palestine?

Larbi Sadiki | 07 October 2020 | TR | AR

Under the “Trump Deal”, the recent brand of normalization of one-Arab-state-at-a-time with Israel has neglected issues of Palestinian justice and right to statehood. This paper argues that these glaring omissions,
Peace-Making in the Middle East: “Normalization” with…without Palestine?2020-10-12T14:27:30+03:00
6 Oct, 2020

DRIFT INTO THE UNKNOWN: WHY IS THE SITUATION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN FLARING UP?

Khaled Fouad | 06 October 2020 | TR | AR

The huge natural gas discoveries in the past years in the Eastern Mediterranean have added a new dimension to the highly tense region, making it similar, in terms of geopolitical conditions, to other strategic regions rich in oil and gas
DRIFT INTO THE UNKNOWN: WHY IS THE SITUATION IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN FLARING UP?2020-11-06T16:25:25+03:00
26 Aug, 2020

The Failure of Bargain Politics and Tunisia’s Crisis of Democratization

Larbi Sadiki | 26 August 2020 | AR | TR

Under a cloud of uncertainty, Tunisians have been awaiting the formation of a third government since the fall 2019 elections. This article discusses the failure of both political parties and politicians at bargain politics or enacting
The Failure of Bargain Politics and Tunisia’s Crisis of Democratization2020-08-28T14:31:07+03:00
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