SAT 30 - 8 - 2014
Syria strikes ISIS militants as US targets them in Iraq
Zeina Karam| Associated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - As the U.S. military strikes ISIS in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.
 
While the government in Damascus has long turned a blind eye to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)...
Obama’s ‘long-term mission’ against ISIS
WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD: President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. had embarked on a long-term mission to defeat ISIS insurgents fighting in Iraq after Kurdish peshmerga forces wrested back control of the country’s largest dam.
 
Ten days after ordering airstrikes against the jihadist fighters, Obama warned that ISIS remained a threat to Iraq and the wider region, telling Baghdad“the wolf is at the door.”
 
Previously, Obama had been at pa...
The Arab Spring: Revolutions for Deliverance from Authoritarianism (Full Text)
Case Studies
This book is a collection of working papers and testimonies about the Arab revolutions and some of the accompanying transformations between the years 2010 and 2013 in the context of what has been termed “the Arab Spring”, presented by members and friends of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy.

The entire region is moving toward an escape from the authoritarian paradigm, which has governed the region for many decades, and entering into a long and co...
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Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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