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Gaining credibility in the public sphere requires years of activity in politics, something that the expatriate contractor Mohamed Ali does not possess, writes Ziad Akl

Modes of collective action are again transforming in the Arab world, to which Arab states will be obliged to respond, writes Ziad Akl

Tunisia and Algeria both found themselves without a president, but the political composition of the two countries respectively has had a significant impact on the trajectory each is on

Egypt has faced various challenges since 2013, which the government’s long-term investment strategies are designed to remedy

Have we seen the end of the Ultras football movements as a result of the better organisational and logistical methods apparent in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations


The death of Tunisia’s president was sudden, but he leaves a legacy of robust state structures that will last amid instability, writes Ziad Akl

Vying for wider regional influence, Turkey is purposely prolonging Libya’s eight-year civil war, writes Ziad Akl

What light can the comparative study of revolutions throw on the 30 June Revolution in Egypt

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations is a foreign-policy success for Egypt and an important expression of its soft power

The current Comprehensive Operation against terrorism in Sinai is significantly different from previous campaigns on some levels

Libya is in need of practical positive initiatives that facilitate dialogue between its warring parties more than individual meetings between leaders

Each year after the next, the anniversary of the January 2011 revolution brings more questions than answers

Flawed or not, the Skhirat agreement must be implemented, else Libya will be inexorably propelled on the path to division and intensifying civil war

It is time for both Egypt and Algeria to stop playing a divisive role in Libya and start acting in a cooperative framework that would help resolve the conflict in the country

Will Libya’s political agreement prove capable of surviving the various challenges it is facing? Grave would be the consequences if it doesn't

Over the course of the past five years, Ultras movements have been a constant source of disturbance for the Egyptian state

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The Libyan political agreement reached last month is a step forward on a path to peace that has been stymied for some time. Nonetheless, implementing the agreement will not be easy

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Military intervention and religious reform will not counter terrorism without genuine democratic transformation

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Does the dialogue process continue to be Libya’s best option for a political solution to the current crisis?

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