COVID19


Covid19 in Tunisia: A Country Adrift

Within a year of the Covid-19 epidemic starting in Tunisia, the North African country has turned from a widely praised example of efficient crisis management to the “bad boy” of the Arab region and of the African continent. While the lightning spread of the virus in the country is putting a strain on an already […]

Covid-19: la crise de trop pour les entreprises tunisiennes ?

Depuis la révolution du Jasmin, la Tunisie, plus jeune démocratie dans la région, vit une conjoncture économique des plus défavorables. La transition démocratique a eu pour conséquence directe une instabilité politique durable. Pas moins de huit gouvernements se sont succédé depuis 2010. La transition a aussi ébranlé l’économie du pays. La lenteur de la formation […]

Will COVID19 accelerate the process of reform within Egypt’s Coptic Church?

The head of the Coptic Church in Egypt, Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, has been leading a process of reform since he assumed the papacy in 2012. His reformist approach includes both internal measures related to religious rituals and an external one linked to rapprochement with the Catholic and Protestant churches. However, his reformist ideas […]

Sweida Protests: The Start of a New Syrian Revolution?

This paper was published in Arabic on 12 June and updated on 15 June 2020. Find it here. Introduction Since 6 June 2020, protests against deteriorating living conditions have been ongoing in the predominantly Druze city of Sweida. The political slogans chanted in the protests have reached the point of demanding the toppling of the […]