11/16 Virtual Event | Tunisia at a Crossroads

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted a virtual panel discussion on Tunisia’s democratic trajectory, ongoing economic crisis, and efforts from civil society, journalists, and everyday citizens to secure meaningful reforms.

Towards an Independent Judicial Branch in Lebanon? Part 1:...

This first of two parts examines the role of Lebanon’s civil judiciary and recent efforts at institutional reform amid an environment in which it is suffocated and coopted.

Towards an Independent Judicial Branch in Lebanon? Part 2:...

This second of two parts examines the role of Lebanon’s administrative judiciary. How has political interference in Lebanon’s State Council hampered transparency and justice?


Our Mission and Approach

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) centers localized perspectives in the policy discourse to foster transparent, accountable, and just societies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Local experts and advocates bring a unique and nuanced understanding of developments, challenges, and opportunities on the ground, yet their perspectives are often systematically cut off from the policymaking community due to issues of access, resource, and capacity.

TIMEP’s programming and advocacy work to ensure that these localized perspectives are heard, strengthened, and protected. Specifically, TIMEP is:

  • Cultivating a space for solutions-oriented dialogue, developing unique research and scholarship in the process;
  • Fostering networks of fellows and partners; and
  • Hosting a legal unit as an institutional line of defense to protect local stakeholders and the rule of law.
Covid-19 Issue Spotlight

On August 4, 2020, tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been neglected at the Beirut Port exploded, killing at least 207 victims, injuring another 7,500, and leaving 300,000 homeless. One year later, accountability in any form remains far from being realized.