Protest

Protesters seek refuge in Al-Tahreer’s perimeter Houses

2021-05-26

Local residents in Al-Tahreer Square perimeter opened their houses to refuge protesters who fled a violent crackdown executed by a number of armed forces.

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Doing Democracy During the Pandemic

2021-01-06

Social distancing laws, curfews, and track-and-trace technologies employed in the context of the COVID-19 crisis have been used to harass, detain, or sanction human-rights ...

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Human Rights Observer holds Al-Kadhemi Accountable for protesters’ murder

2020-11-28

Iraqi Human rights Observer held the Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi accountable for the murder of the protesters as they ...

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A Revolution in All Its Implications

2020-09-05

The Nabatieh protestors smashed the notion of a Shia community solidly behind Hezbollah and Amal.

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All Fall Down

2020-07-29

Today, four of the five pillars that had sustained Lebanon are collapsing, creating fears for the future.

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The Main Street Manifesto

2020-06-28

The historic protests sweeping America were long overdue, not just as a response to racism and police violence, but also as a revolt against entrenched plutocracy.

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How People Power Strengthens the Rule of Law

2020-06-16

Dynamic grassroots movements are especially needed in authoritarian states where institutions are fundamentally broken. But even in established democracies...

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With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out

2020-06-02

U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.

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Why the prosecution of a Minneapolis police officer is such a rarity

2020-05-30

The doctrine of qualified immunity too often gives police miscreants a free pass

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At a Breaking Point

2020-05-27

Lebanons politicians know they must save their country from an implosion in order to save themselves.

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The Death of Lebanon’s Middle Class

2020-05-23

A country with a proud history of trade and commerce is starting to crumble into permanent poverty.

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Currency chaos, exploding prices and burning banks

2020-05-18

In Lebanon, the local currency has slumped to a record low, people are losing their jobs and the price of food is skyrocketing. Despite the threat posed by the coronavirus, hundreds are taking to the streets in protest. Julia Neumann reports from Beirut

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On Third Try, a New Government for Iraq

2020-05-13

The new Iraqi prime minister has several daunting tasks. Not only must he navigate the politics that delayed his cabinet...

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Post-uprising Iraq: New Players and New Realities

2020-03-29

The past several days have witnessed a great deal of political movement in Iraq as a result of the countrys remarkable current situation. As usual, the actions of Iraq

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Iraq has a new prime minister. What next?

2020-03-23

Iraq has a new prime minister-designate, almost three weeks after the previous nominee — Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi — failed to secure parliamentary approval for his cabinet.

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A Vehicle for Revolution

2020-03-10

Baghdads motorized rickshaws are a symbol of the larger crisis Iraq faces as it fails to give its youths a viable future.

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The Shia vs. the ‘Shia Crescent’

2020-03-10

Whether by force or politics, Iran desperately needs to reconsolidate power among Shia constituencies throughout the region, but this challenge may prove insurmountable given current public sentiment in Iraq and Lebanon.

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State Prestige Support Conference demands forming a council of Iraqi experts

2020-03-04

Annabaa Organization participated in the conference

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The Middle East and North Africa over the next decade: Key challenges and policy options

2020-03-03

MENA POLICYMAKERS MUST LAUNCH A NEW GOVERNANCE REFORM AGENDA

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Another Year of Living Dangerously

2020-01-25

Governments, and ultimately people, can reverse the alarming trends of 2019. But 2020 will be another year of living dangerously if short-term policies continue to be pursued at the expense of long-term vision.

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Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East

2020-01-05

The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.

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Iraq Cries Out for Unity

2019-12-27

Although the ongoing Shia-led protests in Iraq have not spread to regions with a Sunni majority (including Kurdish areas), many members of these communities have supported the protest clamor...

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Distrust fuels protests in the Middle East and North Africa

2019-12-27

Street protests are enveloping the developing world and especially the Middle East and North Africa Algeria...

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Up Without Arms

2019-12-18

The Arab uprisings of 2019 are stages in a political struggle that is likely to continue.

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