Posts Tagged “Democracy”

Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done

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Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done

Dearborn Mayor O’Reilly, Thank you for all you have done By Imad Hamad Once one becomes part of public life, he lives in the public eye and under the microscope. There is praise sometimes, criticism other times. Some of it is fair, some unfair. It comes with the territory of being a public figure.  Indeed,…

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Five issues threaten Israel’s future security April 18, 2021

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Five issues threaten Israel’s future security April 18, 2021

Five issues threaten Israel’s future security April 18, 2021 By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Israel’s act of sabotage on Iran’s central nuclear facility on April 11 raises several questions. Tel-Aviv seems to live in a climate of unusual impunity. It has so far managed to escape punitive consequences for its territorial occupation, displacement of indigenous people…

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

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The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan

The United States and the Democratic Transition in Sudan By Magdi Mofadal On August 21st, 2019 the Sovereign Council (SC), which acts as the Head of State in Sudan, was stablished after the swearing in of its President and Members. The prime minister took oath of office on the same day. He immediately started consultations…

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

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Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy

Interim Political Declaration opens door to Sudanese Democracy The Government of Sudan announced a new agreement that many hope will bring peace and democracy to the country. Here is the release: The signing of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Document of the Interim Period on August 17th, 2019, opened a new chapter in the…

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

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Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy

Sudan’s Defining Moment: the Uneasy Transition to Democracy Guest Op-Ed on the aftermath of Mar al-Bashir’s forced rem,oval from office and the negotiations to form a new government and establish Democracy. By Magdi A. Mofadal The Sudanese people, who pioneered in the Arab world in October 1964 with their first-ever “Arab Spring”, surprised the world…

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Profile Interview: Professor Sadek Sellam 

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Profile Interview: Professor Sadek Sellam 

Profile Interview: Professor Sadek Sellam  While the political tide could be turning on a dynamic of change that is taking place in Algeria, Professor Sadek Sellam sat with The Arab Daily News in late June, saying it is too early to live in the world of complex politics, and not show concern. By Abdennour Toumi…

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Algeria: Independence Day A Legacy Surging Forward 

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Algeria: Independence Day A Legacy Surging Forward 

Algeria: Independence Day A Legacy Surging Forward  Algerians will keep fighting for their full independence to free their minds and bodies from political denial and acculturation. By Abdennour Toumi  On the eve of Independence Day in Algeria, Algerian drums this year celebrate the end of the Bouteflika system and its removal from the center of…

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Arab Spring in Sudan and Algeria continues: a comparison

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Arab Spring in Sudan and Algeria continues: a comparison

Arab Spring in Sudan and Algeria continues: a comparison By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Arab citizens learn to live in, adapt to and cope with five different controlling, self-serving, adversarial realities: the government, the military, the religious establishment, the militia and the outside powers.  Any time there is a new Arab uprising we witness courage and…

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UN and rights groups denounce Egypt’s abuse of Morsi

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UN and rights groups denounce Egypt’s abuse of Morsi

UN and rights groups denounce Egypt’s abuse of Morsi The United Nations Human Rights joins in denouncing the abuse of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who died in Egyptian custody after being held in solitary confinement for years following the military coup. Morsi had brought on his own troubles by seeking to amend the Egyptian…

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

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Algeria: Hirak Act II 

Algeria: Hirak Act II  The Hirakists persist in their demands for regime change, while the Military are pushing for the Constitutional order. By Abdennour Toumi  Algeria’s “triangle of hope” could lead to the question the street, the Generals, and the Presidential Palace are asking: Will democracy in Algeria really be workable? According to classic political…

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Algerians want regime and Elite change 

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Algerians want regime and Elite change 

Algerians want regime and Elite change  The Generals are thinking Machiavellian and acting Clausewitzian, are leaning toward a unique scenario in the Arab country’s’ political struggle dynamic. By Abdennour Toumi  The time has come for a true change in Algeria and for action from elite, political party leaders and civil social activists regarding the new…

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

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Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy

Algerian Hirak: From Algeriana to My Best Enemy The Hirak idealists have now clashed over a systemic concept of how to approach this election and who leads what. By Abdennour Toumi  Today Algerians are caught between the regime’s ruse and its mosaic opposition’s idealism. Eleven Fridays have passed since the people of Algeria stood up…

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