Islamists See Big Losses in Moroccan Parliamentary Elections

The moderate Justice and Development Party may have lost control of Parliament, according to early results, in the latest defeat for Islamists in the region.

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Populist Hero or Demagogue: Who Is Tunisia’s President?

As a law professor, Kais Saied preached strict adherence to the Constitution. As Tunisia’s president, he has bent it to his will. Will he save Tunisia’s democracy or destroy it?

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These Women Confront Dictators. Why Can’t We?

I’m inspired by two sisters who stood up to goons with clubs and razors in Egypt.

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What We Learned From Mubarak

Regimes that muzzle their people’s voices eventually push people into venting their frustrations from muzzles of a different sort.

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A Decade After the Arab Spring, Autocrats Still Rule the Mideast

The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.

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A Decade On, Silence Fills Egypt’s Field of Broken Dreams

In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.

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Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, Dies at 84

During his tenure as the world’s longest-serving prime minister, he oversaw development in the Gulf kingdom, stood up for the monarchy and quashed dissent.

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The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

With Arab neighbors more worried about Iran than Israel, is Tehran losing the battle for influence in the region?

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In Egypt, Images From American Protests Evoke a Lost Revolution

Memories of 2011’s Arab Spring, and its fragile hopes, have been revived in the minds of many Egyptians as they’ve watched a strikingly similar dynamic play out in the United States.

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Tragedy in the Middle East

Noah Feldman’s “The Arab Winter” tries to find hope in a grim turn of events.

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