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Protests and Mass Movements

MEP hosts a variety of analysis on protests and mass movements that have spread throughout the region. We seek to understand the short- and long-term developments in protest methods, social movements, civil society, and competing ideas and narratives in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings of 2011-2015 as well as the recent wave of protests from 2019-2020.

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Political Parties in the Arab Region

The Protest and Mass Movements Initiative presents a new series of Viewpoints on political parties in the Arab region, which is as MEP fellow Marina Ottaway notes "the forgotten link" in discussions on the 10th anniversary of the Arab Uprisings. This series aims to map out the political parties scene across the Arab region and to highlight how these political parties have evolved, devolved, or folded since the Jasmine revolution in Tunisia set off a wave protests and revolutions often referred to as the "Arab Spring."

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