Arab states hesitate to accept Palestinian refugees, citing historical conflicts, strained relations, and concerns about regional instability.
Middle East articles on Democracy Chronicles
View news about the struggle for democracy in the troubled Middle East where vast cultural change and persistent political violence cry out for democracy. Also see our World Democracy section and our articles on the ongoing Arab Spring.
More astounding than events in Israel last week was the much larger than expected support for the atrocities by the woke left.
I don’t talk about the Middle East much, because the more I learn the less I seem to understand. Many, many people, hope and pray for the end of the conflict.
David Stasavage shows democratic practices were present in many places, at many other times, from the Americas before European conquest, to ancient Mesopotamia, to precolonial Africa.
The Arab League reinstated Syria, ending a 12-year suspension. Western sanctions remain in place, limiting the impact of the decision.
Judicial independence in Lebanon faces major obstacles, including political interference and corruption in the judiciary.
Protesters marched across the streets in Sistan and Baluchestan January 13, as Iran’s Shia clerical rulers have intensified repression.
Alavi was reporting on victims of most recent protests… The countrywide protests erupted in autumn after Jina dead in police custody.
The persecution of athletes for peacefully supporting anti-state protests should be publicly condemned by sports federations worldwide.
The satirical weekly is publishing a special issue on Wednesday, January 4, mocking Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in support of the protests…