Simon Salama: why a Jewish leader is standing for Tunisia’s Muslim party

A Tunisian Jew, Simon Salama, has been selected as candidate for Tunisia’s leading Muslim party in the municipal elections in Monastir, south of Tunis. To some, this may appear as a continuation of the secularisation of Tunisia. To others, this appears to be a...

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Arab Millennial welcomes reforms for women in Saudi Arabia

Arab Millennial is committed to achieving progress in the global Arab community. Therefore, Arab Millennial supports the decisions and the reforms made by the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman regarding women’s freedom to wear or not to wear abayas in Saudi Arabia as a...

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Co-Founder, Shatha Sbeta, to present new research at Middle East Dialogue, Washington DC

Arab Millennial is proud to announce that our Co-Founder, Shatha Sbeta, is invited to speak at the Middle East Dialogue conference hosted by Policy Studies Organization (PSO) in Washington, DC. The PSO is an international association for decision makers and a publisher of academic...

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Demography: are North Africans really “Arabs”?

1. Background In August 2017, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi confirmed that his government would be pushing ahead with new laws that would allow women to marry outside the Muslim faith and grant them equal inheritance rights. Praising Essebi’s controversial decision to reform the...

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Can “Realism” be applied to Arab politics?

In the context of the modern system of sovereign states, political realism, as a school of thought, has served as the dominant framework for understanding statecraft and strategy. Classical realists such as Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau view states’ behaviour in the...

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