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.
Many observers found it ironic when Egypt’s House of Representatives preliminarily approved a draft law that would grant amnesties to a designated cadre of high-ranking Egyptian military officers.
Egypt’s new three draft media laws indicates further restriction on media freedom in Egypt.
Nonresident Fellows Osama Diab, Timothy Kaldas, and Mohamed El Dahshan discuss the price hikes for the Cairo Metro, electricity, water, and fuel, their connection to the IMF loan, and their effects on Egyptians.
Despite claims by government officials and members of the House of Representatives that party consolidation would be beneficial to parliamentary dynamics, these efforts pose pressing consequences for a legislature that lacks meaningful debate, and for the future of political organization in the country.
Tunisia’s process of decentralization is complex and does not stop at the elections, but rather depends on how municipal councils will be managed in the long run, the sustainability of funding, and role of the international community.
While Egyptian media portray the Maspero Triangle development process as participatory, interviews show the reality: over the past decade it has become more of a forced eviction with the aim to gentrify the neighborhood.
The results of Iraq’s parliamentary elections this month took many by surprise. Populist Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s coalition won a plurality of 329 seats, followed by three other lists dominated
One year ago, President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi ratified an NGO law that codified repression of civil society in Egypt. While the state’s antipathy toward civil society was nothing new, the
The activities of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation show that it will use news and entertainment to spread the military’s conception of morality as the ideology of the state.