North Africa

Women, Gender, and Politics in Morocco

This article analyzes the intersection of gender, women’s activism, and political participation in Morocco in a socio-political approach. The emergence of women’s activism is an answer to the gender-based discrimination in the country. Women’s non-government organizations (NGOs) struggle for women’s

The American Tradition of Orderly Political Transition

In the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 9, Donald J. Trump crossed the necessary threshold of 270 electoral votes and became the President-elect of the United States of America.  At noon on Friday, 20 January 2017, Mr. Trump will …

Daesh’s Retreat / “تقهقر “داعش

يتناول صمويل ماريرو (المسئول التنفيذي بمركز الشرق الأدنى وجنوب آسيا للدراسات الاستراتيجية التابع لوزارة الدفاع الأمريكية) تحليلا بعنوان: “تقهقر داعش: مؤشرات تصدر القاعدة المشهد المتطرف في العالم”، ويؤكد المقال أن تراجع سيطرة تنظيم داعش على مناطق تمركزه الرئيسية في …

The Tumultuous Transition

As Tunisia nears the sixth year of its 2011 popular revolution, the most challenging question is whether these massive protests led to a real change in the lives of the people. Although democratization could not come overnight, the unique successful …

China is Diving into the Gulf, But For How Long?

 It’s getting harder for Beijing to sell the story of non-interference in affairs of sovereign states.Like most other major global powers that have preceded it, China is becoming entangled in the Middle East. A friendlier region to its interests than