FES MENA Blog

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.


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28.04.2020 | Blog

The Future of Work is here: A regional feminist perspective on the effects of COVID-19

In recent years, world leaders, economists, business owners, and tech giants have been discussing how the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution1 will...


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27.04.2020 | Blog

Work in the Time of Coronavirus

In a time of global pandemic, the Palestinian economy has been put on lockdown. Without financial safety net, workers seem to be in for a fight for...


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The revolution will not be cancelled

For the time being, corona has snuffed out mass demonstrations in North Africa and the Middle East. Yet, it might stoke the region’s revolutionary...


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23.04.2020 | Blog

Will Climate Change trigger a new Pandemic?

Possibly one of the most dangerous consequences of climate change is the potential for emergence or re-emergence of novel pathogenic bacteria,...


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23.04.2020 | Blog

What Comes Next? A Socioeconomic Snapshot of Lebanon under Corona Lockdown

The corona crisis could not have come at a worse time for Lebanon: an economy on the brink of collapse, debt default, a rapidly devaluating currency...


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17.04.2020 | Blog

COVID-19 in Libya: The virus provides cover for escalation

At first sight, Libya does not seem to experience a strong outbreak of COVID-19. Currently, 34 cases have been confirmed, a first case was recorded on...


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15.04.2020 | Blog

Why Arab Youth Are Shying Away from Climate Activism and How to Engage Them

2019 was the second hottest year on record for Earth. It was also the year that witnessed the largest climate strikes in history when an estimated 6...


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25.03.2020 | Blog

Coronavirus pandemic is not a victory for the climate crises

The crises started and Renewable Energy advocates were quick in forecasting a high rise in small scale renewables for the next months, due to a rising...


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19.03.2020 | Blog

Gender and Climate Change in the MENA Region – Nexus or Opposition?

The climate crisis is increasingly getting attention around the globe, in part through Greta Thunberg and the movement Fridays for Future, as well as...


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30.01.2020 | Blog

Australia: Paradise Lost 

Australia's biodiversity is under increased threat. This time it is climate change.


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