SUN 25 - 8 - 2019
In the News
Syria offensive puts Turkish troops, border plans in peril
ISTANBUL/DAMASCUS: Syrian army advances in northwest Syria are putting Turkish troops in the firing line and threaten Ankara’s hopes of preventing a new wave of refugees on its southern border.

The offensive around Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, has already forced tens of thousands of civilians to flee toward Turkey. It has also cut off a Turkish military post deep inside Syria as the deal to limit fighting in the region, which the Turkish troops were suppo...
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Tunisian PM delegates his powers to focus on presidential race
Reuters
TUNIS: Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed will temporarily delegate his powers to Public Service Minister Kamal Morjane to focus on the presidential campaign and to ensure equal opportunities for all candidates, he said on Thursday. The Sept. 15 vote follows the death at age 92 last month of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first president to be democratically elected in Tunisia after the popular uprising of 2011....
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Studies & Papers
Gender Justice and The Uprisings In the Arab World
Papers from a workshop organized by the ANSD and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
By Ibtessam Al- Atiyat
This book represents analyses and testimonies presented at the Gender Equality and the Arab Uprisings conference organized by the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, March 3 - 5, 2017. 

Scholars and activists from different Arab countries address two key questions. First: where do Arab women stand in terms of their enjoyment of their political, civil, and...
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L’ECOLOGIE DE LA DEMOCRATIE
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...
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Citizens
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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