Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
Yemen articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Yemen. Yemen is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the last elections were "marred by flaws of vote buying, partisan officials and military and exploitation of state control over media". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our Middle East archive.
Ten years ago, Yemenis called for change but the old guard and foreign power’s backlash crushed those hopes giving Yemen war instead.
Lewis Hamilton asked to reconsider participation in the upcoming race being hosted in Saudi Arabia in 2021.
The recent mass execution of dozens of Saudi citizens has drawn wide criticism from rights groups and governments around the world.
A Yemeni graffiti artist is taking her art to the streets of Sanaa to draw images of war and hunger in the conflict-torn country.
Since 2015 Saudi Arabia has been waging a war on Yemen so brutal that the country is now experiencing the worst humanitarian crisis on earth.
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, on December 31, 2018 upheld a five-year sentence for Rajab, a human rights defender.
A high court in the UAE upheld a 10-year prison sentence of Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor for criticizing the government in social media posts.
Yemen’s two opposing sides outside Swedish capital, Stockholm, both agreed to hand control of key Red Sea port of Hodeida to the United Nations.
So why do we think of ourselves as a great nation? Is it because of our great economy? Is it because we call ourselves a Christian Nation? Should we, who call ourselves great, actually be great?