Last weekend, major changes were made at Tunisia’s national congress. We published three excellent pieces about it on the Monkey Cage: Michael Robbins wrote about how, five years after the revolution, more and more Tunisians support democracy. Rory McCarthy explained
POMEPS Studies 18 — March 28, 2016 The early months of 2016 mark five years since the eruption of the Arab uprising. The region’s wars, failed transitions, resurgent authoritarianism, and spiraling sectarianism and Islamist extremism make for a grim anniversary.
In the Monkey Cage, we had a two-part series on Yemen. Mareike Transfeld, of Freie Universität Berlin, explained why Yemen’s transition to political stability was doomed to fail. Chatham House’s Peter Salisbury looked at how Yemen’s United Nations mediation could
Laura Kasinof is a freelance journalist who reported from Yemen from 2009 to 2012. As the Arab Spring spread to the country in 2011, she found herself thrown into a maelstrom of popular protest and a government crackdown. Kasinof discusses
By Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Hobart and William Smith Colleges *This memo was prepared for the “Islamist Politics in the Shadow of the Islamic State” conference, January 23, 2015. A Houthi, an Islahi and an independent Islamist walked into a bar.
Sheila Carapico is a professor of political science and international studies and coordinator of the international studies program at the University of Richmond. She is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: The Political Economy of activism in Modern Arabia (1998). She
#35 — April 16, 2014. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Sheila Carapico, professor of political science and international studies and coordinator of the international studies program at the
Sheila Carapico, University of Richmond, recently published Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation (Cambridge University Press). Political Aid and Arab Activism “examines transnational programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, the exceptional cases of
Stacey Philbrick Yadav is an assistant professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, specializing in comparative politics of the Middle East. Her research focuses on the role of Islamist organizations in the transformation of public spheres, concentrating
Yemen’s National Dialogue POMEPS Briefing 19 – March 21, 2013 Yemen began its long-awaited National Dialogue Conference this week in Sanaa. The NDC hoped to find some zone of consensus for moving forward in its transition from the long