Along with a widespread commitment to democracy among Turks and a resilient civil society, the victory of a pro-Kurdish rights party in securing enough votes to enter parliament could still strengthen Turkey’s democracy and regional stability.
The strikes on Syria by the U.S., France, and the U.K. will make it less likely for its regime to use chemical weapons. They also represent a setback for Iran.
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.
While Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch may help Erdogan meet personal and national security objectives, it will also bring serious consequences for Turkey and the region.
After seeing the Women’s March in Washington, Bassem Sabry Fellow Oumayma Ben Abdallah reflects feminism in the U.S. and the importance of continued progress in women’s rights.
Egypt’s cession of Tiran and Sanafir Islands to Saudi Arabia in June 2017 met protest and controversy. This report is aimed at providing a holistic understanding of the decision.
In 2017, the conflict in Syria will reach its seventh year of violence. In the past six years, we have witnessed at least 450,000 deaths in Syria.
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.
TIMEP is honored to announce the selection of Aymen Abderahmen as the recipient of the Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellowship. Mr. Abderahmen will research transitional justice.
Hussein Baoumi will be undertaking research on civil society organizations, human rights, and democratization in Egypt.
TIMEP’s collaboration with Karam aligns with its goal to magnify local voices across the Middle East and North Africa as it will apply its advocacy expertise in support of Karam’s mission and initiatives.
Ragab Saad, the second TIMEP-Atlas Corps Bassem Sabry Democracy Fellow, is undertaking original research on political parties in Egypt.
TIMEP Nonresident Fellow Hassan Hassan answered questions about recent terrorist attacks in Beirut and Paris apparently carried out by the Islamic State.