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KRG Referendum: A Unilateral Decision within a Polarized Region
The aftermath of the referendum brought to the fore the ongoing rivalry between Erbil and Sulaymaniyah. It also gave Baghdad an opportunity to further meddle in internal Kurdish rifts. Read More
Human Rights Action and Social Movements in Morocco
In starting to bridge the gap with movements calling for social and economic rights in Morocco, rights actors collide with existing economic and political arrangements and the entrenched networks of patronage. This will be their challenge for years to come. Read More
Transitioning to Decentralized Governance

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.

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EFFERVESCENT EGYPT: Venues of Mobilization and the Interrupted Legacy of 2011
The arrival of al-Sisi to power halted a striking rise in social movements that flourished post-2011. This publication provides lessons learned and a rare glimpse of their organization, challenges and achievements. Read More
Rights and Politics: Human Rights Action and Socio-economic Struggles in Tunisia
In the struggle for social and economic rights, human rights actors need to scrutinize their role and tactics and explore avenues to address issues of representation and brokerage between human rights defenders and right-bearers. Read More
The Human Rights Movement and Contentious Politics in Egypt (2004-2014)
The economic and social rights movement has struck some success in working with contentious movements. However, no organic relationship developed between the two. Can the human rights movement contribute to the development of a political class in its interaction with contentious groups? Read More
Governance and the Human Rights Movement in Morocco
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the issues of governance in human rights organizations in Morocco. Such a research faces methodological and practical impediments stemming from the scarcity of information on funding flows and other governance issues. Read More
The Problematics of Governance in the Human Rights Movement in Tunisia
Tunisian CSOs have played a prominent role in the field of human rights, especially after the 2011 revolution. However, they face structural and financial hurdles that prevent them from carrying out their activities in line with the principles of good governance. Read More
Saudi Arabia’s (Bad) Options in Lebanon
Hariri's announcement of resignation from Riyadh was unanimously read as a showdown by Mohammed Bin Salman against Iranian manoeuvres through Lebanese Hezbollah. Now that he's back, Saudi Arabia has few options left in Lebanon. Read More
Mohammed Bin Salman: The Remaking of the Foundations of Saudi Monarchy?

The meteoric rise to power of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) has effectively ended the dynastic model of the Saudi monarchy that the kingdom’s founder, Ibn Saud, conceived in 1932.

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