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Turkey may let foreign troops use its bases in ISIS campaign
US expands effort to track foreign fighters in Syria: security official
ISTANBUL: Turkey's parliament will debate allowing foreign military forces to use Turkish bases for cross-border operations against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq, according to a government proposal submitted late on Tuesday.
"The cabinet of ministers has decided ... to ask permission from parliament ... to send the Turkish Armed Forces if necessary to foreign countries for cross-border operations and in...
Candidates sign up for elections in Tunisia
Agence France Presse
TUNIS: Twenty-seven candidates, including officials who served under former dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, have signed up as candidates for Tunisia’s Nov. 23 presidential election, the organizing body said Tuesday.
No fewer than 70 people originally filed applications to the Isie, Tunisia’s election board, which is organizing the first presidential election since the January 2011 revolt for...
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...
ANSD Book cover
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
In Syria, the U.S. has continued to do the wrong thing
‘Jihadi John’ is not the main issue
Amid global transformations, welcome to a grave new world
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