Algeria’s Standoff between Protesters and the Regime

by Gregory Aftandilian Although large-scale protests succeeded this past spring in forcing the resignation of Algeria’s aged and feeble President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, his removal from office has not quelled demonstrators’ demands for genuine civilian and democratic rule. They fear that… Continue Reading  

Protest: The King Is Dead, Long Live the King

by James M. Dorsey Protest is back on the front burner.

Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot

by John Feffer If you’re a supporter of Donald Trump — or Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health. Recent elections in these countries didn’t just… Continue Reading  

Algerian Uprising’s Regional Repercussions

by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz On May 9, Algeria’s authorities arrested Louisa Hanoune and charged her with “conspiracy against the state” and “undermining the military.” Hanoune is not involved in the ongoing uprising, but she consistently spoke out against the harsh… Continue Reading  

Muslim Parties Must be Included in Arab Spring Reform

by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The leaders of the protests in Sudan and Algeria are aware that ending their old regimes does not mean the end of political Islam. But they are not at all clear about the necessity of inclusiveness… Continue Reading