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Tunisia’s Parliamentary Election (26 October 2014): What is at stake?

Written by Eric Pichon On 26 October 2014, Tunisian citizens will elect their “Representatives of the People”; this Parliamentary election will be followed by the presidential election on 23 November with a possible run-off on 28 December. These elections are seen by many observers as an important landmark of the democratic transition, after the adoption … Continue reading

Egypt’s new constitution and religious minorities’ rights: Prospects of improvement? 

The longstanding issue of discrimination against religious minorities has worsened in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, even more so since the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. The Copts, by far the largest minority representing 6-9% of the population, have faced violent retaliation from Muslim Brotherhood (MB) supporters, who accuse Christians of … Continue reading

EU, the Mediterranean and the Middle East – In Focus

Three years after the ousting of the former Tunisian president Ben Ali and the beginning of the uprisings in Egypt, it is perhaps a good time to take stock of what has been accomplished in the “Arab Spring countries” and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Over the last three years, long-standing … Continue reading

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood experience: International response and regional implications

Accused of taking an authori­tarian turn and being unable to sort Egypt’s economic problems, Mohammed Morsi, the democrat­ically elected Egyptian president was ousted earlier this year. The ensuing crackdown on his party, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), has pushed the organisation to return to the underground organisation with which it had worked for decades. The implications … Continue reading

Looking East: the EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in focus

This week’s key event is the Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Vilnius on 28 and 29 of November, meant to be a milestone in the Eastern Partnership process: two countries – Moldova and Georgia – will initial agreements with the EU. However, just a week before the summit the Ukrainian government suspended preparations for signing … Continue reading

Migrant workers’ conditions in Qatar: Prospects of change on the road to the 2022 World Cup

The decision of FIFA, world football’s governing body, to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, despite its climate constraints and the lack of a domestic football tradition, was a major victory in Qatar’s long-term strategy aimed at enhancing the Emirate’s international outreach, within a broader ambitious foreign policy. However commentators stress that the challenge … Continue reading

Asset recovery for Arab countries in transition

6 language versions available in PDF format Rückführung von Vermögenswerten an arabische Länder, die sich im Übergang befinden Recuperación de activos para los países árabes en transición Recouvrement d’avoirs par les pays arabes en transition Recupero dei beni da parte dei paesi arabi in transizione Odzyskiwanie mienia przez kraje arabskie, w których zachodzą przemiany trojowe … Continue reading

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