CDDRL Scholar Amr Adly opines in the Egypt Independentin the news: Egypt Independent
CDDRL scholar Amr Adly published a number of opinion pieces in the Egypt Independent. His most recent ones on the Muslim Brotherhood's authoritarianism and on the dire state of the Egyptian economy are included below.
- » Egypt Independent, "The mills of God grind slowly but surely"
- » Egypt Independent, "Egypt's economy: From crisis to crash"
Stanford scholars make the case to intervene in SyriaCDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news
More than two years into the uprising in Syria, the U.S. policy to "lead from behind" has done nothing but prolong the bloodshed. In a piece for The Atlantic, CDDRL's Larry Diamond and Lina Khatib argue that international intervention - led by the U.S. - is urgently needed to end a civil war that has fueled a refugee crisis and intensified regional insecurity. Read more »
in the news: Jadaliyya on March 13, 2013
Dr. Amr Adly, postdoctoral fellow at the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, published his book "State Reform and Development in the Middle East: Turkey and Egypt in the Post-Liberalization Era". He was recently interviewed by Jadaliyya, an independent ezine. Read more »
Assessing the Syrian health crisis: the case of LebanonOp-ed: The Lancet on April 18, 2013
In a piece for The Lancet, co-authored by CDDRL scholar Rajaie Batniji, the authors warn that the failure of the international community to address the crisis in Syria threatens health systems in Lebanon and other neighbouring nations. Read more »
Qatar's external and domestic challengesin the news: International Bar Association on April 5, 2013
In a piece titled, "Qatar: meteoric growth must not distract from 'severe human rights shortcomings'" published by the International Bar Association, ARD co-founder Lina Khatib comments on Qatar's external and domestic challenges. Khatib's comments are based on her recent article for the Chatham House journal International Affairs titled, " Qatar's Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism".
- » Qatar's Foreign Policy: The Limits of Pragmatism
- » Qatar: meteoric growth must not distract from 'severe human rights shortcomings'
The Program on Arab Reform and Democracy is holding its fourth annual conference in Tunis on March 28-29. This year's conference theme 'Building Bridges: Towards Viable Democracies in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya' examines the cornerstones of democratic transition in those countries. It will address: - Constitution drafting - National dialogues and civil society - Political coalitions and Islamism - Political participation and pluralism - Economic policy - Arab relations with the USA and Europe Read more »
CDDRL's Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University is pleased to announce the launch of a new research project on entrepreneurship after the Arab Spring. The project, led by Dr. Amr Adly who has just joined ARD from Egypt, focuses on addressing ways to overcome the barriers facing entrepreneurs in Egypt and Tunisia. Read more »
Two years after the Arab Spring, the fate of democracy is still uncertainCDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news
Two years after the events marking the Arab Spring, Hicham Ben Abdallah assesses the state of democratic development across the Middle East and North Africa in a piece for Le Monde Diplomatique and an interview with the Brazilian publication O Globo. Abdallah, a consulting professor at FSI and CDDRL, describes the stalled democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia, growing opposition to Arab monarchies, and the Syrian civil war that could ignite religious tensions across the region.
- » Le Monde Diplomatique, "Are the Arab monarchies next?"
- » O Globo, "There is debate about new economic opportunities" (Translated from Portuguese to English)
Op-ed: World Peace Foundation blog on January 7, 2013
Lina Khatib comments on Qatari foreign policy with special reference to Libya in a piece published by the World Peace Foundation on the WPF Blog. Read more »
The evolution of political expression and activism in the Middle Eastin the news
Marking the publication of CDDRL’s Program on Arab Reform and Democracy manager Lina Khatib's latest book Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle, this podcast lecture focuses on the evolution of political expression and activism in the Middle East over the past decade, highlighting the visual dimension of power struggles between citizens and leaders in Arab countries undergoing transition. Read more »
Image politics in the Middle EastOp-ed: LSE Middle East Center Blog on December 7, 2012
Marking the publication of Lina Khatib's new book, Image Politics in the Middle East: The Role of the Visual in Political Struggle (2012), Khatib comments on the centrality of the visual in the politics of the region for the LSE Middle East Center blog. Read more »