Result by Arab Spring tag - 16 items found


Tunisia: In Sun and Shadow—A Special Report

Monday, 8 August 2016

It's the country often billed as the sole success story of the Arab Spring—but five years on, the reality is far more fraught. This week, Democracy Lab—a Legatum Institute project with Foreign Policy magazine—has launched a series of case studies that look at why Tunisians are still struggling to make sense of their revolution.


Libya’s Bad Peace Deal Is Worse Than No Peace Deal

Friday, 7 August 2015

The international community's attempt to bring peace to Libya treats the symptoms but ignores the root causes of the conflict, writes Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Democracy Lab)


Is Yemen Becoming the Next Syria?

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Peter Salisbury, freelance journalist and Democracy Lab blogger, gave a detailed analysis of the conflict in Yemen at a recent Transitions Forum breakfast.


Why Technology Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New technologies offer important tools for empowerment—yet democracy is stagnating, writes Thomas Carothers for Democracy Lab.


These 56 People Have a Chance to Save Libya

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Libya's democratic transition is failing. Civil war is tearing the country apart as rival governments vie for power. An international attempt at mediation has produced few tangible results, and those in the know are pessimistic about the prospects for a deal. Meanwhile the economy is grinding to a halt; officials struggle to maintain basic services.


Blueprint for Revolution

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, led a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute on how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions.


An Underground Army Challenges President Sisi

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Since the popularly backed military takeover in 2013, Egypt's new government has systematically rounded up its adversaries and placed them behind bars: bloggers, youth movement leaders, religious leaders, journalists.


Today, Tunisia Is Tested

Wednesday, 18 March 2015



Nothing New on the Nile

Thursday, 12 March 2015

This weekend, the Egyptian government will welcome delegates from around the world to the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh for an investment conference described by Egypt's investment minister, Ashraf Salman, as the “backbone” of the country's future economic growth.


The Second Arab Awakening - Book Launch

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

The Legatum Institute in cooperation with the Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu), hosted Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment and former Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan, to launch his new book 'The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism'. 


The Era of Democratic Transition

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Marc F. Plattner, Co-Editor of 'Journal of Democracy' and Vice-President for Research and Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, for a lunch discussion on the recent history of global transitions, from the beginning of the ‘Third Wave’ of European transitions up until the present day.


The Middle East’s Path to Democracy

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, presented and discussed ideas from his latest book, 'The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East'.


The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Tunisia

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Speaking at a lecture in Washington, DC, former advisor to the Prime Minister of Tunisia Mondher Ben Ayed was optimistic about Tunisia’s development and argues that tackling economic challenges is essential for Tunisia’s future stability and success.


After the US Election: Democracy Challenges

Monday, 26 November 2012

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, believes the strength of the West is crucial in reinforcing the strength of democracy.


A Renaissance for the Islamic World?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Vali Nasr looks at the potential rejuvenation for the Islamic civilization and suggests the key to success could be through creating economic relationships on a global scale.


LI Hosts British Foreign Secretary for Arab Spring Speech

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Legatum Institute hosted British Foreign Secretary, William Hague MP for a speech at the 2011 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.