FES MENA Blog

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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22.12.2020 | Blog

A decade of change

10 years ago, the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi was the event that led to a whole cascade of major political and social changes in North Africa...


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16.12.2020 | Blog

The First Decade of the Arab Revolutionary Process

Ten years ago, on 17 December 2010, a young street vendor in the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia sparked a political firestorm that soon...


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03.09.2020 | Blog

The delusion of beliefs

What makes you who you are today? If we make a list of words that would identify us as people, we will most likely include either our belief system,...


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Illustration: Yara Hindawi
19.08.2020 | Blog

Les travailleurs domestiques migrants et le système de Kafala: le vaste réseau d'oppression

Les frontières sont floues entre les conditions de vie sous le système de Kafala et l'esclavage.


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Illustration: Yara Hindawi
19.08.2020 | Blog

Migrant domestic workers and the Kafala system: the extensive network of oppression

The boundaries between the living conditions under Kafala system and slavery are vague.


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04.08.2020 | Blog

Saving Public Money: A means or and end?

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of healthcare and education systems quality, which stirred the public and shifted the focus of...


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Illustration: Yara Hindawi
23.07.2020 | Blog

Being "Black" in the MENA region

It had become a truism in Arab culture that the term "black" when referring to people with a swarthier skin than the Mediterranean, olive skin-looking...


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Illustration par Yara Hindawi
23.07.2020 | Blog

Être "Noir" dans l'Afrique du Nord et le Moyen-Orient

C'est devenu un truisme dans la culture arabe que le terme «noir», lorsqu'il fait référence à des personnes à la peau plus foncée que les Arabes...


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09.06.2020 | Blog

Chronicling the Coronavirus: A Perspective from Jordan

The team at the West Asia-North Africa Institute (WANA) has put together a working chronology of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and a...


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02.06.2020 | Blog

The Algerian economy put to the test by Covid-19: Do we need to reinvent everything?

Algeria is facing the Covid-19 crisis in a particular situation: a protest movement, which began in February 2019, has pushed the leaders in power...


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