Twelve years after the Arab Springs, the curtain is closing on what has been the only Arab democracy: the so-called Tunisian exception. On May 15, Ennahda leader Rached Ghannouchi was sentenced to one year of prison as part of a crackdown on dissent that has become more acute since early 2023, but started at least one year ago according to Andrew March.
- A decade after the start of the popular revolts that swept the whole Arab region, a book by Harvard scholar Noah Feldman returns on the question of its widespread failure, challenging our views on why that happened. Our review.
- The assassination of Major General Qasem Solemaini brought Iran and the US on the brink of war, but also Hamas and Egypt to a bitter clash. Here’s why.
- Two years ago, new and significant socio-economic and identity protests broke out in the northern Moroccan Rif region. Now, Algerian protests have thrust this crisis into the spotlight once again, as well as the other forgotten “trouble spots” that dot the Kingdom and continue to be periodically activated. A symptom of a widespread and simmering popular discontent, these protests are a sounding board for persistent and deep social and regional inequalities.