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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz State building takes decades not years. It is easier to topple dictators than regimes, and it is faster to change regimes than ideas. Protestors need to agree and organize to make a good transition to democracy. State building requires review…

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Will Algerian military serve people or regime?

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Will Algerian military serve people or regime?

Will Algerian military serve people or regime? By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The chief of army in Algeria has a chance of becoming the hero of the century. Will he take this opportunity? Algerians reject their newly appointed Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah. This caretaker leader was approved this week by the parliament. He is expected to…

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

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Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare 

Algeria: Freedom and Shakespeare  The Street should be attentive in its exigent demands and comportment with the Army, usually the Military don’t like disorder or to be ordered. By Abdennour Toumi  Former President Bouteflika and his siblings are finished finally, a political drama ending with the political death of its main character, a Machiavellian figure…

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The recently sparked public unrest in Sudan and Algeria are not receiving the media attention they deserve. An earlier round of public protest in the Arab world has discouraged many sympathizers of reform.  True, the 2011-2012 uprising in Tunisia advanced the…

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AADC Endorsements for April 2 election

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AADC Endorsements for April 2 election

AADC Endorsements for April 2 election There are nearly a dozen Arab Americans running for elected office in Illinois for various positions including at local school boards and municipal offices. Here’s a selection of the top candidates from the Chicagoland suburbs with links to their contact information. The Arab American Democratic Club is proud to…

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

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Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity 

Algerian Islamists: From Political Reality to Dialectical Crisis Identity  People are more accustomed to the experience of political hopes frustrated than of hopes fulfilled, they bear a crown of disappointment which weighs heavily on them all. By Abdennour Toumi The recent events that have been shaken Algeria’s regime have shaped a protest movement that its…

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