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05 May 2016 description

By: Paula M. Rayman, Seth Izen and Emily Parker

28 Jun 2013 description

Published: June 28, 2013. By: Sahar F. Aziz.

In this peace brief, author Sahar F. Aziz argues that the biggest challenge for women in Arab Spring countries is trans­forming their leadership and influence into high-level governance positions, both elected and appointed.

Summary

•The biggest challenge facing women in Arab Spring countries is transforming their leadership and attendant influence during the revolutions into high-level governance positions, both elected and appointed, after the revolutions.

19 Dec 2012 description

December 2012 | Peace Brief by Robin Wright and Garrett Nada

Summary - The Middle East faces even bigger challenges in 2013 than it did during the first two years of the so-called Arab Spring. So far—a pivotal caveat—the Arab uprisings have deepened the political divide, worsened economic woes and produced greater insecurity. Solutions are not imminent either.

10 Jul 2012 description

Peaceworks by Sean Aday, Henry Farrell, Marc Lynch, John Sides, and Deen Freelon

Summary

An extraordinary wave of popular protest swept the Arab world in 2011. Massive popular mobilization brought down long-ruling leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, helped spark bloody struggles in Bahrain, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, and fundamentally reshaped the nature of politics in the region.

New media—at least that which uses bit.ly linkages—did not appear to play a significant role in either in-country collective action or regional diffusion during this period.

28 Oct 2011 description

For Immediate Release, October 21, 2011 Contact: Allison Sturma, 202-429-4725

(Washington) – Since the outbreak of the revolutions taking place in the Middle East and North Africa, USIP has been assisting key stakeholders and local populations through the difficult transitions. Manal Omar, director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa pograms, has been leading USIP’s operational efforts in this region. Currently, the Institute is focusing on Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia.

04 Apr 2011 description

On the Issues by Colette Rausch

April 5, 2011

USIP's Colette Rausch discusses the challenges to justice and security in countries undergoing transformations amid recent protests in the Middle East and North Africa.

What can we expect to see in the short term by way of justice and security challenges in Egypt, Tunisia and countries in transition from the recent upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa?