This paper highlights a group of historical events that bear the seeds of the current crisis. It also shed some light on some of the central concepts for understanding Kuwaiti political mobilization
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Since its 2011 Revolution, Libya has undergone several stages in a bid to forge a new state.
In light of the many recent changes in the regional and international landscape, it is a mistake to believe that the status quo is sustainable in Jordan.
On 23 and 24 May 2012, Egyptians went to the polls to choose their president in Egypt’s first free and fair presidential elections. This paper analyzes the presidential elections, with its two rounds, and its impact on Egypt’s tran
The result of the parliamentary elections of May has apparently preserved the political status quo in Algeria. While Islamist parties have come to power in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt, is there an Algerian specificity?
On 14 February 2011, in the wake of the events in Tunisia and Egypt, groups of young Bahraini activists called for a sit-in in the Louloua Roundabout in Manama. The movement soon expanded, and was met with repression by the regime.
Saleh tried repeatedly to depict the Yemeni revolution as a simple disagreement that degenerated into a conflict between the former ruling party and the opposition, and it is on this premise that his regime dealt with both, the revolutio
The overwhelming victory of the Moroccan Islamists at the legislative elections of 25 November 2011 allowed Morocco to defuse the popular protest represented by the 20 February movement, and announced a new political turn of events: the
After the onset of the Syrian revolution, Arab intellectual Burhan Ghalioun said in response to a question about the silent majority, “I believe that there actually is a significant, not-so-small group of Syrians who remain silent.
In the wake of the departure of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia has for months lived to the beat of fair, transparent and democratic elections that reflect the will of the people to make a break with the past and achiev