TUE 11 - 12 - 2018
In the News
Hezbollah connection bolstered assassination plot: STL prosecution
Victoria Yan| The Daily Star
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands: The prosecution at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, in the opening to its closing arguments Monday, asserted that the “skillful” planning behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could have been accomplished only with the suspects’ strong connection to Hezbollah.

Indicted individuals Salim Ayyash, Hussein Oneissi, Assad Sabra and Hassan Merhi have all been affiliated...
Assad’s property law complicates Syrians’ plans to return home
Miriam Karout| Associated Press
BERLIN: Mohammad swipes the screen on his smartphone and zooms in on a street map showing a neighborhood in Aleppo. “That’s my house, that’s where we lived,” the Syrian refugee in Germany said, before his smile turned sad. “This area belongs to the regime now.”

While fleeing with his family from the rockets and shells of Syria’s brutal civil war, the modest home Mohammad built with his life...
Studies & Papers
Pour reprendre en main et façonner notre avenir
By David Mathews
La traduction de « L’écologie politique » répond à une volonté d’apporter des éléments de réflexion issus d’expérimentations « politiques » citoyennes qui pourraient s’avérer pertinentes dans le contexte francophone. On observe en France un essoufflement des alternatives politiques et un désengagement des citoyens de la « chose publique ». Plus largement dans les pays...
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...
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