Lebanon’s Revolution Deserves a Fighting Chance

“Lebanon is not a failed state; it is a state made to fail. And its revolution can still deliver the transformation needed to save it.”

How the Tragic Algeria Wildfires Illuminate State Deficiencies  

The more than 70 fires that began on August 9 and devastated the northern Kabylia region of Algeria, claiming the lives of at least 69 civilians and 28 military personnel, were some of the worst recorded since independence in 1962. 

Impunity Reigns Supreme a Year After the Beirut Blast

A year ago last week, the criminal negligence of the Lebanese sectarian ruling elite blew up the country’s capital. On August 4, 2020, at 6:08 p.m. Beirut time, one of the world’s most devastating non-nuclear man-made explosions ravaged through the heart of the city, sending shockwaves across the globe.

Resistance Committees: The Specters Organizing Sudan’s Protests

Neighborhood resistance committees (RCs) are grassroots organizations with extended origins in Sudan’s modern political history going back to the 1990s.

Lebanon’s Parliamentary Elections: High Stakes Amid Crisis

With so much hanging in the balance this election cycle, it is critical to examine what Lebanon’s electoral law looks like both on paper and on the ground, the international legal standards it should meet, and what issues will be important to watch in anticipation of elections in the spring. 

Vaccine Access and Distribution in MENA

While international debates over intellectual property, vaccine nationalism, and global access have taken center stage, a close look into domestic vaccine access and distribution in the Middle East and North Africa and relevant international legal standards is critical.  

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) offers its Egypt Parliament Watch project. Building on the success of its original Legislation Tracker and Parliamentary Election Projects, Egypt Parliament Watch monitors trends and developments in Egypt’s legislative body. Issuing reports, analyses, and regular briefings, the project:

TIMEP’s Transitional Justice Project (TJP) is an innovative, timely project that addresses crucial issues at the heart of the transitions in the Middle East and fills an important knowledge gap on these issues.