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The Tunisian Achievement

The Tunisian Achievement

By Juan Cole Fears that the historic vote on Sunday in Tunisia might be marred by violence committed by the country's tiny lunatic fringe were not borne out. The interim government of…
The Tunisian Exception

The Tunisian Exception

By L. Carl Brown What has made Tunisia's transition from authoritarian government, for all its ups and downs, more successful than those of its Arab neighbors? It will soon be four years…
Religion and the Fight over Public Space in Egypt

Religion and the Fight over Public Space in Egypt

By Marwa Fikry Abdel Samei | Cairo (Special to Informed Comment) “Have you pronounced blessings on the Prophet today?” These words alarmed the Egyptian regime and impelled it to announce a war…
Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

Activists in Bahrain denounce anti-Shia Policies

(By Catherine Shakdam) Early last week political activists affiliated with Bahrain’s opposition groups delivered a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon calling for his office to take a stand against…
Post-Revolution Yemen between Dialogue and Violence

Post-Revolution Yemen between Dialogue and Violence

(by Tobias Thiel) A Map of Yemen’s Six Federal Regions, copyright: Yemen Times After ten months of deliberations, Yemen’s 565-member National Dialogue Conference (NDC) closed its doors on January 25, 2014. The…