Based on the results of a research covering the eight years of the Bush administration (2000-2008), we may from the outset assert that whenever the materialistic interests engaged in fierce conflict with the moral ideology preached by the Bush team, materialistic interests triumphed. Furthermore, these interests represent the ins and outs of the general policy of the Bush administration.
The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) recently published the Arab Opinion Index report for 2011. The Arab Opinion Index project is currently the largest of its kind. It covers 12 countries, representing 85 percent of the population of the Arab world
The role of religion in the public domain represents one of the main features of the Egyptian post-revolutionary phase. This aroused some concern, not only because it has led to disagreement and tension between Islamic groups and the liberal and secular groups, but also because some view it as a setback
Tunisia's political and intellectual arena after the revolution has seen a great debate on the leadership of political and social change, the materialization of the ideal model of leadership, and the proper way to manage affairs of the state and society. This paper attempts to explain why and how Tunisians voted on October 23rd, 2011, and explain what was achieved.
The symbolic, legal and figurative position of the Arabic language faces a number of challenges which threaten to undermine it. These challenges are rooted in the bad management of linguistic pluralism, the strengthening of disproportional bilingualism as well as the dominance of the non-Arabic component over crucial segments of social and productive sectors which have a great bearing on public life.
The surprising results achieved by parties with Salafist backgrounds – headed by Hizb Al-Nur – in the first stage of Egypt’s parliamentary elections have raised numerous questions on the nature of these parties, their political programs, and their social visions.
This paper maps out the roster of Salafist parties in Egypt, attempting to examine the effect of the entry of the Salafist current onto the country's political scene..
The Tunisian people have achieved several important goals through their revolution. They toppled an established dictatorial and bureaucratic police state, reformulated the internal socio-political power base system,
The American assessment of the situation in Iraq is forcibly limited due to its main concern with security issues as part of an Empire global strategy , instead of viewing such matters as part and parcel of a broad political reality relating to the local arena.
The referendum on the secession of South Sudan was conducted with the exclusion of the Sudanese in the North and as such the people of the South thus expressed their opinion and decided on secession, while the opinions of those of the North were rendered absent.
This paper attempts to approach the issue of the Amazigh in Morocco starting from the path taken by the demands of the Amazigh cultural and rights movement since 1990 and to the present, highlighting the controversy sparked by the tendency of the radical current of the Amazigh movement to build links with Israel and to find strength abroad in order to put pressure on the authorities. This has come after the failure of this current in persuading Moroccan public opinion of its political and ethnic discourse.