Category: Libya

Escaping the fragility trap: don’t rush democracy, coax it

     

Democracy should be coaxed, not rushed, Bloomberg suggests, citing a new report which argues that developed nations trying to help fragile states have been doing it wrong: They have pushed… Read more »

The next Arab Spring ‘simply a matter of time’?

     

Autocratic allies in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia, have reportedly been told that the U.S. will not “lecture” them on democracy and human rights. U.S. attempts to explicitly… Read more »

Fighting to end Libya’s slave auctions

     

Since CNN’s International report exposed slave trading in Libya, Congresswoman Karen Bass and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have been among the many groups joining forces to bring about freedom and justice for slave trade… Read more »

Inclusive, rights-respecting governance in Libya?

     

Interested in promoting inclusive and rights-respecting governance in Libya? The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking proposals with the objective of preventing… Read more »

Libya: time for a reset?

     

Libya may descend into a “free-fall” if the peace process among its myriad of political actors is not “reset”, a new report warns. An accord between rival factions reached last… Read more »

Repression without Borders: The Long Arm of Authoritarian Regimes

     

Immigrant groups remain subject to authoritarian repression even after they leave their homelands, according to new research by Dr. Dana Moss, a sociologist at the University of Pittsburgh. However, these… Read more »

A new social contract in aftermath of North Africa’s Arab Spring?

     

In the search for a new social contract that establishes wider consensus-based political legitimacy, North African elites must be willing to simultaneously undertake openings and reforms in the political arena… Read more »