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)
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.
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.