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A decade of Change

Our FES experts, partners and guest contributors from Rabat to Teheran and from Beirut to Khartoum will share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought as we jointly attempt to understand the repercussions of the protests started in this region 10 years ago.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


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22.04.2021 | Blog

Tawergha: Ten Years of Displacement

Years have passed since the evacuation of the town of Tawergha in northwestern Libya. The predominantly black people of the town have had a tumultuous...


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Photo: E.J. Karmel
26.03.2021 | Blog

Jordan’s Mobilization Merry-Go-Round

March 24 marked the 10-year anniversary of the height of Jordan’s “Arab Spring”. Despite the politically charged decade that followed, little has...


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19.02.2021 | Blog

Libyan Dinar: Economic Reform Without Vision

When the Libyan dinar was first issued in 1952, its value was initially pegged to the British pound, then later to the US dollar. Subsequently, it was...


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27.01.2021 | Blog

Education in Libya is free but inaccessible

Education is one of the significant things that we’re entitled to, you can be judged based on what you had studied, where you had studied, and what...


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11.01.2021 | Blog

A Decade of Disincentivizing Democratic Change

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the “Arab Spring”, a number of articles have been published highlighting the limits of political change –...


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11.01.2021 | Blog

Une décennie de dissuasion du changement démocratique

A l’occasion du dixième anniversaire du « Printemps arabe », plusieurs articles ont été publiés soulignant les limites du changement politique – et du...


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11.01.2021 | Blog

Informal Work and Auto-Entrepreneurship Laws in the Maghreb: What can Tunisia learn from Morocco?

Informal economies in North Africa have frequently captured public attention in recent years.


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11.01.2021 | Blog

Lois sur le travail informel et l'auto-entrepreneuriat au Maghreb : que peut apprendre la Tunisie du Maroc ?

Les économies informelles en Afrique du Nord ont fréquemment retenu l'attention du public ces dernières années.


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04.01.2021 | Blog

Democracy without Political Parties?

Parliamentary democracy in Tunisia is in dire straits, and President Kais Saied’s radical ideas could wreak havoc on the political system.


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04.01.2021 | Blog

Une démocratie sans partis politiques ?

La démocratie parlementaire en Tunisie est dans une situation désespérée et les idées radicales du président Kais Saied pourraient faire des ravages...


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