Governance & Political Reform
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
Democratisation and Reform in the Arab Countries: Dynamics of Transformation
The Conundrum of democratisation and reform in the Arab countries has always been defined by three major elements: governance backlogs, development deficits, and a complex regional and international environment.9 August 2011
The Year of Revolts, the Year of Hopes4 August 2011
Egypt’s Second January Uprising: Causes and Consequences of a Would-be Revolution
During the first months of 2011, the Egyptian political system was shaken by a veritable political earthquake, as the almost 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak was brought to an end by a popular uprising.22 June 2011