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The International Community is Trying to Learn That You Cannot Export Democracy
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The International Community is Trying to Learn That You Cannot Export Democracy

The international community is now trying to learn that you cannot export democracy. It is crucial that the countries in the Arab world know this too and instead develop their own types of democracy.

20 September 2011
September 2011 – Is It a Turning Point?
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September 2011 – Is It a Turning Point?

The change of Palestinian strategy from negotiations to an effort to get UN recognition for a Palestinian state is a result of a stalemate in the negotiations process. In Israel there is a debate on the implications of this new Palestinian strategy....

15 September 2011
North Africa’s Intifadas: Is Algeria Next?
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North Africa’s Intifadas: Is Algeria Next?

The conditions that led to the uprisings in other parts of North Africa have long existed in Algeria. Yet these system challenges have rarely threatened the regime’s existence as long as le pouvoir remained united.

8 September 2011
Egypt’s Revolution: What Are the Prospects?
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Egypt’s Revolution: What Are the Prospects?

Considering Egypt’s size and centrality, it is the Egyptian revolution that is likely to carry the revolutionary effect to other corners of the Middle East.

16 March 2011
La Syrie, pourquoi c’est difficile?
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La Syrie, pourquoi c’est difficile?

Dans un pays qui connait de plein fout les retombés de la crise économique mondiale, où 30% de sa population vit sous le seuil de pauvreté et où la migration rurale étrangle les grandes villes, les remèdes occasionnelles ne dénoueront pas la...

16 March 2011
Jordan Bracing for Strong Winds from Arab Spring
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Jordan Bracing for Strong Winds from Arab Spring

The uprisings have not created new problems for Jordan. In some ways they have negatively affected economic sectors, like tourism and foreign investments, and stirred street protests. But mostly they have accentuated existing problems.

15 March 2011
Egipto: transición y cambio en el sistema político
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Egipto: transición y cambio en el sistema político

El resultado del referéndum en Egipto y la satisfacción o no de las demandas pendientes del movimiento revolucionario revelarán si el camino hacia la democracia en Egipto está despejado.

10 March 2011