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The advent of the Arab Spring in late 2010 was a hopeful moment for partisans of progressive change throughout the Arab world. Authoritarian leaders who had long stood in the way of meaningful political reform in the countries of the region were either ousted or faced the possibility of political if not physical demise. The […]
After the failure of the Oslo Accords, the “agreement of the century” definitively buried the idea of a Palestinian state. The recent wave of violence from which Hamas and Israel have benefited is the consequence. The organization of democratic elections must allow the mobilization that began in East Jerusalem to be extended to Palestine.
Why undertake yet another study on Education in the Arab World? The World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), various bilateral aid agencies, and countless independent analysts have already produced a substantial library devoted to documenting and accounting for Arab educational performance.
Morocco five years from now, in the aftermath of the “Cumin Revolution” : through such a projection and without any recourse to political fiction,the article draws an a posteriori balance sheet of the current stalemate by looking at the solutions proposed. Such a reversal of perspective makes it possible to raise old questions, left unanswered, […]
The complex interrelation among world societies means that the solutions to the Middle East’s problems for the twenty-first Century demand difficult decisions everywhere. And I hope you do not think I came to provide answers. I don’t have any. I would rather take the more realistic path of setting forth in no uncertain terms the […]
Hicham Ben Abdallah El Alaoui, a visiting researcher at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University, is the founder of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia at Princeton University and the Moulay Hicham Foundation for Social Science Research on […]