Category Archives: West Bank and Gaza

Is there a Path to Democracy in the Arab World?

     

The Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (above) is an exemplar of Palestinian civil society, notes Council on Foreign Relations analyst Elliott Abrams. The group, which monitors corruption in Gaza and… Read more »

Will Hamas’s ‘Hezbollah model’ scupper Palestinian reconciliation?

     

Hamas’ supreme leader says his group will not give up its weapons, a vow that is sure to complicate reconciliation talks with the rival Fatah movement, The Washington Post reports:… Read more »

How illiberals, uncivil society transition from protest to power

     

Civil society activists have often struggled to make the transition from protest to politics, to effect a shift from social movement to party in power. Illiberal and authoritarian movements –… Read more »

Palestinian vote remote

     

Municipal elections rarely excite international attention, say analysts Nathan Brown and Caroline Zullo. However, when elections in the West Bank and Gaza were scheduled for October 8, they represented something… Read more »