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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Letting the Fox into the Henhouse

Oil boss Al Jaber has been appointed president of the next climate conference. Still, we should not boycott the COP but redouble our climate efforts.


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06.02.2023 | Blog

COP27: Climate Justice without Climate Action

Before the summit, the COP27 presidency declared its goal to achieve progress on all major issues of climate action: Mitigating climate change and...


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Authoritarianism and Bodily Autonomy: The case of Iran

Looking at the Iranian revolution, this article explores the links between bodily autonomy and authoritarianism from a feminist perspective.


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Personal Choice in Climate and Environmental Justice

Personal choice is problematic in climate justice but relevant to environmental justice. Away from the individual vs. structural dichotomic discourse,...


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11.01.2023 | Blog

The Revolution Fizzles Out

In Tunisia, faith in politics has been lost, elections are ignored. The country is threatened with bankruptcy. The opposition has boycotted the...


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Promoting Democracy is Iraq's Greatest Internal Challenge

After a year of struggle, a government has been formed in Iraq. Still, the sought-after political and social peace is yet to be seen.


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The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker

Viany De Marceau wrote "The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker" as a cry against the kafala system, and a message to other...


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Feminism and Economic Justice

Feminism is closely linked to economic justice; both are against discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation. Economic justice cannot be achieved...


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Militarism: Necessity or Glorified Toxic Masculinity?

Feminism offers an opportunity to break-free from the glorification of militarism that is driven by patriarchal culture and to truly usher the way...


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13.10.2022 | Blog

Political Reform in Jordan – What’s in for Women?

Just a little over one year ago, Jordan’s King Abdullah II tasked the Royal Committee for the Modernization of the Political System with proposing...


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