Why were the moderate Islamists of PJD ousted from power, and how can that change Morocco’s political scenario?
- Anti-Fidesz party join their forces to find the best-suited competitor to Hungary’s Prime Minister. Can they resurrect an agonizing democracy?
- Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïed has announced the extension “until further notice” of the state of exception. While free voices are increasingly intimidated.
- Eighty-seven per cent of Tunisians support the President’s decision to ‘freeze’ parliament’s work for 30 days. Yet the danger of an authocratic swing is high.
- The author of “Reopening Muslim Minds” discusses his call to fellow Mulsims across the world to rediscover that distinctive cosmopolitan approach which once made Islam great.
- Turkey’s highest Court is to review a request to close down the leftist, pro-Kurdish party. Yet for the ruling AKP and its strongman, the political move could well backfire.
- The public opinion is losing sight on the democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe. Equally distracted, the EU risks a shipwreck on fundamental values.
- Since 78-year-old outgoing President Alassane Ouattara has announced his decision to run again for office, despite the Constitution’s two term limit, nation-wide non-violent demonstrations have erupted across Côte d’Ivoire. The world is paying little if any attention.
- “It is possible for us to make some sort of change; I just don’t think that we should underestimate how difficult that is going to be.” Jelani Cobb, professor of Journalism at Columbia University and staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Jonathan Laurence.
- The political consequences of increasingly divergent feelings, beliefs, lifestyles. A lesson from Alexis de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”.