Tunisia’s first post-uprisings local elections are Sunday. Can they bolster citizens’ belief in democracy?

Economic demands of the revolution haven’t been addressed. Local leaders know and are getting specific in their campaigns.

How did voters register their protest in Egypt’s presidential election?

It may be one of the few remaining ways to register dissent in Egypt.

Monkey Cage: What do we mean by ‘Islamist’?

In last Wednesday’s New York Times, David Kirkpatrick wrote that recent events in the Middle East suggest that violent extremist interpretations of politicized Islam are threatening to replace electoral Islamism. “Moderate” is employed to describe Islamists who contest politics through official electoral institutions, while “radical” is used to describe jihadi groups that seek to overthrow existing status quo governments through extra-political and violent means.

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