From Beirut to Khartoum and from Rabat to Teheran, our FES colleagues, partners as well as guest contributors share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought on current developments in the MENA region.

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

Blog News

06.07.2021 | Blog

Assessing the First 100 Days of the Government of National Unity

Libya’s new executive authority was named in Geneva in early February 2021 by the members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), following the...


05.07.2021 | Blog

Smashing the Patriarchy & Co: How Arab Feminists are Re-politicizing their Movement

This essay explores the ways in which Arab feminists are re-politicizing their movement and offers an overview of the strategies that are currently...


30.06.2021 | Blog

From Tent Cities to the Covid-19 Protests: Two Social Protests in Israel from the Eyes of the Activists

The ‘Tent Protest’, begun on 4 July 2011, was the largest socioeconomic protest in Israel’s history.


23.06.2021 | Blog

What are the consequences of the communication mistakes during the Covid-19 pandemic?

The communication errors in dealing with the Coronavirus began early, when the media raced to present news about the “bat” theory in China, or that...


22.06.2021 | Blog

Abdelrahim Bilal: What happened here is a bit far from the “Arab Spring”

FES Sudan have the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Abdelrahim Bilal to the office for this interview to review the situation in the region, and in Sudan in...


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...


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...


25.02.2021 | Blog

Advancing National Mechanisms for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Following the first World Conference on Women in Mexico in 1975, the World Plan for Action for the Implementation of the Objectives of International...


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...


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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