Rami Khouri on the Birth of the Arab Citizen – by Alex Taylor and Jack Berger

While focus on the Arab uprisings centers on the democratic setbacks that have followed the bursts of change in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria – among other countries – the current discussion largely misses the most important shift in the region: the emergence of a new conception of citizenship in the Arab world.

Correcting the Course of Egypt’s Revolution: A Conversation with Dalia Ziada – by Ignacio Miguel Delgado Culebras

Dalia Ziada, an influential Egyptian human and women’s rights advocate, argues that while the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the military may have been a point of regression for Egypt’s democratic development, it was also an opportunity to correct the course of the Egyptian revolution. Ziada believes that the situation in Egypt […]

Legitimate Threat or Excuse for Repression? The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and Central Asian Stability Post-2014 – By Lesley Pories

Is Central Asia at risk of falling under the control of anti-Western Islamists, or are these authoritarian regimes exploiting the War on Terror to garner international support for further repression of their political opposition?