Caleb Esrig argues that Jordan's history of unhealthy fiscal behavior has made tax, subsidy, and spending reform difficult in Jordan, and has left the Kingdom beholden to the political demands of its donors.
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Daniel Zisenwine examines recent developments in Tunisian politics and the nature of its "success" seven years after the Arab Spring.
“Prison for Advice”: The Arrest of Sheikh Safar al-Hawali by the Saudi Regime, as Seen on Social Networks
Michael Barak reviews the discourse surrounding the arrest of a Saudi cleric, Sheikh Safar al-Hawali, in the wake of an electronic book he published, which contains advice reflecting his opposition to the domestic and foreign policy of the Saudi regime.
Ariel Koch analyzes the social media controversy that followed the Dutch Party for Freedom's declaration of a planned Prophet Muhammad caricature contest to be held in the parliament building.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the social media discourse surrounding the well-publicized arrest of the leader of a Turkish sect, which appears to have been timed to distract public attention from the enactment of controversial presidential decrees.
מירה צורף חוקרת את סוגיית הדור הצעיר במצרים, אשר מאתגר את משטרו של אל-סיסי
MDC Amira Margalith intern Ariella Kahan recaps the results of June 2018 Turkish elections and analyzes the road ahead for Erdoğan’s new government.
Caleb Esrig evaluates the significant challenges to Jordan's continued economic stability, and argues that Jordan must undergo economic reform in order to meet the demands of its growing population.
Irit Back analyzes the current situation in Sudan, and the complicated dynamic between center and periphery in that country.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the June 24 Turkish elections and their ramifications on Turkish politics and the state mechanism, while underlining historical similarities between the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.