How the absence of a vibrant Civil Society stands in the way of development in the Middle East
Civil society potentially has the power to force economic policies that change the world; but what if it’s barely keeping itself alive? Civil Society Organization laws in the Arab world are extremely restrictive, impeding the rights and powers of such organizations. A vibrant civil society arena is typically reflective of […]
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Arab Revolution and Social Media: The digital divide as a barrier to democracy
In the so-called transition to democracy, where thousands of digital activists lay on one side and millions of virtually illiterate citizens on the other, are knowledge gaps standing in the way of change? Despite being on the lower end of the digital divide, the Arab world hosted new media proliferation […]
Tapping All Resources
From professional assimilation of women to recycling of carbon emissions: To address future challenges the Arab Middle East needs to make full use of all it has.