CDDRL Scholar Amr Adly opines in the Egypt IndependentCDDRL, ARD in the news: Egypt Independent
CDDRL scholar Amr Adly published a number of opinion pieces in the Egypt Independent. His most recent ones on the Muslim Brotherhood's authoritarianism and on the dire state of the Egyptian economy are included below.
- » Egypt Independent, "The mills of God grind slowly but surely"
- » Egypt Independent, "Egypt's economy: From crisis to crash"
CDDRL, ARD News
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is holding its fourth annual conference in Tunis on March 28-29. This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries. It will address: - Constitution drafting - National dialogues and civil society - Political coalitions and Islamism - Political participation and pluralism - Economic policy - Arab relations with the USA and Europe Read more »
Two years after the Arab Spring, the fate of democracy is still uncertainCDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD in the news
Two years after the events marking the Arab Spring, Hicham Ben Abdallah assesses the state of democratic development across the Middle East and North Africa in a piece for Le Monde Diplomatique and an interview with the Brazilian publication O Globo. Abdallah, a consulting professor at FSI and CDDRL, describes the stalled democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia, growing opposition to Arab monarchies, and the Syrian civil war that could ignite religious tensions across the region.
- » Le Monde Diplomatique, "Are the Arab monarchies next?"
- » O Globo, "There is debate about new economic opportunities" (Translated from Portuguese to English)
Image politics in the Middle EastCDDRL, ARD Op-ed: LSE Middle East Center Blog on December 7, 2012
Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's new book, Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle (2012), Khatib comments on the centrality of the visual in the politics of the region for the LSE Middle East Center blog. Read more »
CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD News
In less than a week, Egypt has witnessed a reversal of many of the gains it made during the course of the 16-month revolutionary period. Lina Khatib, head of CDDRL's Arab Reform and Democracy Program, weighs in on the upheaval, Egypt's new president, and the steps the military have taken to cement their rule. Read more »
CDDRL, Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program News
On May 7, CDDRL hosted Egyptian activist Ahmed Salah who spoke about the series of events that led up to the Egyptian revolution and the current struggles the country faces in realizing its revolutionary goals. Read more »
Fukuyama on the challenges of building a political movement after TahrirCDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news
As the Egyptian public prepares to vote in the first post-revolutionary presidential elections this week, Francis Fukuyama takes stock of the political playing field in an article for The Daily Beast. With no genuine liberal candidate in the running, Fukuyama notes the failure of the Tahrir Square activists to translate protest into a structured political movement. Read more »