Month: September 2019

Recent Elections Show Rise of Populism in Tunisia

On December 17th, 2010, the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi began a revolution, sparking nationwide protests in just days- protests that would later develop into the Arab Springs. Tunisia was in disarray, suffering from vast unemployment and a general dire economic state. President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, after twenty-one days of intense protests, was ousted. While …

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Netanyahu Maintains Control of Knesset, For Now

Israel held its second election of 2019 last week, and the results provided a week-long debate about the future of the Israeli government.  This election was essentially to decide which party leader would be tasked with building a government over the next 6 weeks, and President Rivlin had until this afternoon (September 25th) to choose …

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History is Beginning to Repeat Itself, as Protests Arise Once Again in Egypt.

Egypt has seen drastic changes of regime since ex-leader Hosni Mubarak was overthrown after a reign of 29 years. This change also mirrored what was happening in other Middle Eastern countries during the time which was called “the Arab Spring”. After the Arab Spring, Mohamed Morsi won the election in Egypt, which was the first …

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UK Supreme Court Rules Johnson’s Prorogue Unlawful

The United Kingdom’s government change in July has not been without controversy.  Newly appointed Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, recently asked the Queen to suspend Parliament ahead of the October 31st Brexit deadline.  Johnson’s government is determined to prevent the Brexit deadline from being pushed back yet again, as had been the case during Teresa May’s government.  The …

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