MON 24 - 11 - 2014
Fate of ISIS leader unclear after airstrike
BAGHDAD: Confusion swirled over the fate of the leader of ISIS Sunday after an airstrike reportedly targeted leaders of the extremist group on the Iraq-Syria border.
 
Iraqi officials said that an airstrike wounded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi while Pentagon officials said they had no immediate information on such a strike or Baghdadi being wounded.
 
Iraq’s Defense and Interior Ministries issued statements saying Baghdadi had been wounded, without...
Libya city first ISIS gain outside Iraq, Syria
Maggie Michael| Associated Press
CAIRO: On a chilly night, bearded militants gathered at a stage strung with colorful lights in Derna, a Mediterranean coastal city long notorious as Libya’s center for jihadi radicals. With a roaring chant, they pledged their allegiance to the leader of ISIS.
 
With that meeting 10 days ago, the militants dragged Derna into becoming the first city outside of Iraq and Syria to join th...
Personal Notes of an International Observer on the Tunisian Legislative Elections 2014
By Nazih Darwish
This is a quick technical brief of my monitoring the Tunisian Legislative elections    (between the period of October 23 – 27) in the Tozeur district in Southern Tunisia (Tozeur City, Nefta, Tameghza, Hazoua, Degache), which consisted of 123 polling stations in 48 polling centers, and 62,175 registered voters, of which 39177 voted.

1. The Independent High Electoral Commission (L’instance Supérieure Indépendante pour les Elections: ISIE) succeeded in organi...
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...
The ANSD: Terrorism and repression of citizens no longer work
The ANSD: Democratic transformation has begun in our region
IRAN IN SYRIA – FROM AN ALLY OF THE REGIME TO AN OCCUPYING FORCE
New Narrative on the Syrian Revolution and the War in Syria
Policy Recommendations to the United States and its allies
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