Senior Research Fellow Asher Susser argues that despite innovations in technology, tradition continues to dominate Arab societies in "Tradition and Modernity" in the Arab Spring.
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MDC Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman evaluates the first democractic elections held in Tunisia, following the 'Arab Spring' and the ouster of Tunisian President Ben-Ali.
Research fellow Harel Chorev explains why social media was a tool in but not the cause of the Arab Spring uprisings
In this edition of Iqtisadi: Middle East economy, Yitzhak Gal discusses the Palestinian bid for UN recognition while Dr. Paul Rivlin discusses the politics and economics of the Arab Spring
Where does Tunisia, the unlikely igniter of the Middle Eastern upheavals, stand on the democratic transition scale three months after the overthrow of the long reigning autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali? And can the country, which stood (mostly by choice) at the margins of Arab political life since achieving independence in 1956, serve as a democratizing exemplar for other Arab states?
Libya's six-month-long rebellion against Muammar al-Gaddafi's 42-year dictatorship may have overthrown the old regime. But what factors will determine the new one? A surprising force in the revolt’s success, and thus one which bears watching in the post-Gaddafi order, is the country’s Berber (Amazigh, literally, “free men”) minority.
MDC Research Assistant Shoshana Shmuluvitz delves into the recent Facebook campaign encouraging Saudi women to drive
MDC Research Fellow Uriya Shavit discusses Qatari-backed al-Jazeera's attempts to influence Middle East events
MDC Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman argues that the euphoria of the Tahrir Square "revolution" has worn off, and the inevitable social and political conflicts have begun to emerge, following the ouster of Mubarak in the Egyptian 'Arab Spring.'
Principal Research Fellow Dr. Bruce Maddy-Weitzman examines participation in the protests by Amazigh (Berber) associations and political parties demanding official recognition of their linguistic and cultural rights within more genuinely democratic societies.