Iran’s theocracy is ruthless and survives through repression. However, the labor protest may be the political force most feared by the clerical regime.
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While protests will continue in Iran, it is unclear if they will lead to more significant outcomes, such as revolution or regime change, analysts.
Although Lebanon’s new cabinet met for the first time on Wednesday, the country’s tenacious protest movement hasn’t seemed to lose momentum.
Democracy Digest examines perspectives on the impact of, and how to counter violent extremism in fragile States, with focus on Burkina Faso and Iraq.
Using force to achieve the democratic ends behind regime change often makes things worse, argues Benjamin Denison, postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University.
The European Union is pressuring the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership to hold legislative and presidential elections.
An article in Democracy Digest argues that Iran’s totalitarianism when combined with a weak civil society constitutes a recipe for ‘social explosion’.
For both the Palestinians and Kurds, violence continues to happen in their houses. These wars being fought because of old grievances.
Iraqi protesters have now made sacrifices in large numbers to voice their dissent against the government and they still refuse to back down.
Russia should be held accountable for war crimes in the conflict-struck Middle-East State of Syria, states Sara Kayyali in an article in Human Rights Watch.