- Democracy is not doing well in the MENA region and political parties are the main casualties, surviving through life-support mechanisms but failing to make inroads in their respective national political contexts.
- The New York Times, The Economist, Time, Le Monde. The best and most authoritative newspapers in the world have entered the arena to reopen the great debate. Are Islam and democracy compatible? These are the analyses of the West’s most important opinion makers (from Friedman to Zakaria, from Benhabib to Dowd), also attempting to answer another question, Do the Tunisian and Egyptian revolutions prove that George W. Bush was right?An article by Daniele Castellani Perelli