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Yemen’s Houthi movement operates on three levels: political participation in the national dialogue, military conquests and popular mobilisation to adjust the balance of power in Sana’a’s central authority. However, this approach may be nudging Yemen toward civil war.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
In Egypt, both the regime and political opposition are in crisis. The regime has squandered precious resources from its foreign allies, resorting to excessive securitisation, while the opposition launched a second revolutionary wave that has produced few tangible results in the past year.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is now Turkey's new president and Ahmet Davutoglu has been chosen as his replacement to lead government and the AKP. Davutoglu's past and future political life are examined in this position paper.
AlJazeera Centre for Studies
A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian resistance forces has not proven successful in generating a permanent solution to end the fighting. This paper addresses why Netanyahu went to war, how the war has failed and why this failure has also become Egypt’s failure.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Turkey is preparing for its first direct popular presidential elections with no Kemalist candidate and the Kurds are set to be a deciding factor if a run-off becomes necessary.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Omar Bashir’s government invited the opposition to dialogue but simultaneously arrested friendly opposition figures, undermining trust in the regime’s pledge to hold genuine dialogue and offer expanded freedoms and greater participation in government to the Sudanese people.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
After decades of regional instability, recent clashes in northern Mali’s Kidal and Azawad areas were inevitable. Further aggravating the conflict is the regional and international community’s continued symptomatic rather than diagnostic approach to handling the instability.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi won the Egyptian presidential election, but the majority of population’s reluctance to vote and Sisi’s insistence on a security crackdown in the face of political deadlock will call his legitimacy into question and render contradictory and unclear future options.
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Khalifa Haftar is utilising the “war on terror” catchphrase to justify his use of force to gain power in Libya. However, this disregards the very real risk that subsequent confrontations could pose to what little coherence remains in Libya, perhaps even pushing the country to civil war.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
The Assad regime is trying to maintain legitimacy on an international scale by conducting last week's presidential elections only in certain areas of Syria, excluding millions of other Syrians.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
The Houthi movement’s military expansion in northern Yemen is somewhat contradictory to its pledge to building a Yemeni civil state and will eventually force the movement to choose one of the two paths. This paper presents three possible scenarios the movement could take in the future.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will likely capitalize on his party's recent success in local elections by announcing his bid for presidency by the end of this month. This paper addresses the questions that will arise should Erdogan pursue the presidency in August.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has implemented two policies that are strengthening his opponents and increasing his isolation. First, repressing opposing parties has expanded the opposition’s coalition. Second, isolating those who helped him overthrow Morsi has cost Sisi political capital.
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
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