04/03/2020 . By Mai El-Sadany

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries are taking measures in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. These national responses have included the creation of emergency hotlines, awareness campaigns, stay-at-home orders, and curfews. There is one underemphasized issue that will remain central to a country’s success in “flattening the curve”: detention.

03/17/2020 . By Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon has witnessed a resurgence in libel and slander cases targeted at activists and journalists, including four high profile cases in late February. Prominent journalist Dima Sadek and blogger Gino

03/06/2020 . By Timothy E. Kaldas

Resolving the issue is pressing for all parties. Egypt has reason to be alarmed. While Ethiopia had insisted that the long-term flow of the Nile would return to normal once the reservoir is filled, reports indicate that Ethiopia seeks to reserve the right to ultimately curtail the flow in order to protect the pace of hydropower production.

12/04/2019 . By Timothy Deedy

Prior to the constitutional declaration of August 2019, regional actors aligned themselves with Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC), some of whose members remain on the Sovereign Council, to promote their respective national interests. Most of these engagements ultimately proved destabilizing for the country in transition, and questions persist about the direction of Sudan in light of the various international influences.

10/25/2019 . By Greg Aftandilian

A more effective and consistent approach would be if Congress establishes a commission made up of human rights and democracy experts, half chosen by the administration and half chosen by Congress, with the entire group subject to Senate confirmation, to judge whether countries have met the benchmarks.

10/23/2019 . By TIMEP

The export of surveillance technology to MENA governments has led to violations of the rights to life, privacy, and freedom of speech, among others, imperiling journalists, activists, and researchers.

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MENA governments continue to purchase, weaponize, and employ surveillance technology, regardless of the fact that abuses related to use have been credibly documented.

08/01/2019 . By TIMEP

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

07/01/2019 . By TIMEP

This monthly compilation of TIMEP briefs offers succinct, policy-relevant information on regional issues, laws, and policies, highlighting the context in which developments occur, their trajectories, and implications.

06/10/2019 . By TIMEP

In their current form, legal mechanisms for accountability in arms transfers (namely the AECA, FAA and Leahy Law) are weakened by policies that regularly place human rights, application of the law, and long-term stability aside in favor of short-term national security objectives

04/02/2020 . By TIMEP

TIMEP joins 109 organizations to call upon governments to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic not be used as pretext to usher in invasive digital surveillance measures.

03/23/2020 . By TIMEP

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) and MENA Rights Group, joined by 38 organizations from around the world, have issued a statement calling on governments in the Middle

07/16/2019 . By TIMEP

As the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the United Nation’s primary space for review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), meets in New York

11/16/2018 . By TIMEP

The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) is pleased to announce the selection of Deema Abu Alkhair as the recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship.

01/11/2018 . By TIMEP

Oumayma Ben Abdallah was selected as the fifth recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. She is the first female recipient and will research personal freedoms in Tunisia.

11/19/2015 . By TIMEP

TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Hassan Hassan answered questions about recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris apparently carried out by the Islamic State.

04/03/2019 . By TIMEP

Amid or subsequent to a period of conflict or repression, acknowledging victims’ need for justice via compensation in both a symbolic and actual way is an important means through which the state can take some form of responsibility for the violations that it either committed or failed to prevent.

04/06/2018 . By Oumayma Ben Abdallah

Seven years after Tunisia’s revolution, some long-awaited steps in transitional justice have been made, but recent setbacks are threatening the potential for substantial progress.

06/30/2017 . By Aymen Abderrahmen

On May 24, 2017, as protesters walked away from Habib Bourguiba Avenue in downtown Tunis, something unusual for this northern African country was happening. Activists on social media started sharing