MDC Junior Research Fellow Rachel Kantz Feder discusses the various meanings ascribed to al-dawla al-madaniyah, the civil state, in the Middle East.
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In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East Economy, Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses Tunisia's 'state capture' under Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's rule.
MDC Senior Research Fellow Dr. Esther Webman discusses the situation of the various Islamist movements of the Middle East three years after the 'Arab Spring' uprisings.
Guest author Samuel Helfont discusses the history of the Sunni-Shi'i divide and its implications for the post-'Arab Spring' Middle East.
Junior Researcher Joyce van de Bildt discusses the graffiti movement that has developed in Egypt since the 2011 revolution.
Senior Research Fellow Asher Susser analyzes the major powers in Egyptian politics after the 'Arab Spring', the military and the Muslim Brotherhood, and the role of democracy in the recent events.
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman analyzes whether Morocco can avoid the political unrest that has swept the Arab World in the wake of the 'Arab Spring.'
MDC Senior Research Fellow Esther Webman discusses the new circumstances Jihadi movements are facing following the Arab Spring.
Tunisia's “Revolution of Dignity” lit the spark for the tsunami of popular protests, the misnamed “Arab Spring” that engulfed the region in 2010–11. A central aspect of Tunisia's ongoing transition has been an alliance between the Islamist Ennahda party and two leading secular-left-of-center parties, which came together after the October 2011 Constituent Assembly elections to form a broad-based interim government until the completion of a new constitution and new elections in 2013. This alliance carries the potential for fashioning of the first genuinely democratic polity in the Arab world.
MDC Research Assistant Ben Silsbee analyzes the effect of media on the Arab Spring