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Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
Magdy Malak reflects on the scope and power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and bemoans the lack of any real opposition parties that are able to compete with the ruling National Democratic Party.
Tunisians vote on Sunday in the second presidential elections since the 2011 uprising to determine the successor of the late Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi [Muhammad al-Bājī Qā’id as-Sibsī], who died in January of this year. While a diverse group of 26 candidates representing various factions of...
On April 17, 2019, Tunisian humanitarian activist Ms. Rekaya al-Hafi [Ruqaiyya al-Ḥāfī] met with Mr. Laurens van Doeveren, Libya expert of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This meeting had been prepared by Cornelis Hulsman of the Center for Arab-West Understanding. It was attended by Mr....
Eight years have passed since the 2011 revolution that succeeded in toppling former Egyptian president Ḥusnī Mubārak, but intense debate has recently broken out concerning the fate of individuals widely considered at the time to be ‘icons’ of the uprising following a series of videos recently...
According to diplomatic sources, despite the positive atmosphere that characterized the meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Egyptian counterpart ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, the two-day visit to Washington by al-Sīsī was marked a US warning to the Egyptian regime about the continued "...
Although it is too early to know the development of events, some precedents that occurred in other Arab countries might repeat themselves in Sudan and Algeria. Sudanese people say that it would be disappointing if personalities such as (ʿAwaḍ bin ‘Awf, first deputy of Bashīr and Defense Minister...
The leaders of the protesters in Sudan decided on Sunday not to recognize the Transitional Military Council and to reinforce the demonstrations. The Sudanese workers' union, which leads the protest movement in the country, announced on Sunday the suspension of negotiations with the junta since...
The Independent High Authority for Elections in Tunisia announced that more than seven million voters have registered their names in since 2011 to vote in the parliamentary election and the next presidential election.

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