“Ethiopia could disintegrate like Yugoslavia, with far more serious repercussions”, warn major experts. But no credible international mediation looks in sight
- 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.
- Al Sisi’s regime has doubled its efforts to impose itself as the key mediator between Israel and the Palestinians. The effectiveness of its diplomatic action is highly questionable.
- The UN-sponsored Geneva talks have led to a new unity cabinet led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. Challenges ahead and unconvincing first moves.
- While the repression has crushed any form of political dissent, recent labor movement initiatives suggest the ideas of self-emancipation and participation have not vanished.
- “I invite judges to continue their battle to be free from state security’s domination”, he tells from his self-imposed exile.
- 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 surprising alliance between Bibi Netanyahu and Benny Gantz looks to deal a definitive blow to Palestinians’ statehood aspirations. With the Arab countries complicity.
- The death of former leader Hosni Mubarak brings up questions on the actual degree of stability of his “ideal” successor al-Sisi. What institutional and social elements distinguish the two regimes?