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Fixing Egypt’s Democracy

Magdy Aziz Tobia | Fixing Egypt’s Democracy | The GW Post

Could gender, race or age reflect that identity that needs to be mirrored in the constitution? Is institutional affiliation a more reliable parameter for the choice of the constituent assembly? Continue reading

The “Cypriot Version” of the AKP Model. Neoliberalism and the Turkish Cypriot Community

Nikos Moudouros | The “Cypriot Version” of the AKP Model. Neoliberalism and the Turkish Cypriot Community | The GW Post

Cyprus and specifically the northern territories have been transformed to an “input field” of the Turkish-Islamic modernization. The ultimate goal is replacing the “old regime” of structures in the northern part of the island with a new order which will be represented by different political actors in another ideological framework. Therefore “craftsmanship” in Cyprus constitutes the “Cypriot dialect” of the ideological and political characteristics of the AKP. That is the marriage of Islamic religion with the neoliberal management. Continue reading

Egypt’s Second Revolution: What Triggered the Fall of Morsi

Khaled Nasir | Egypt’s Second Revolution: What Triggered the Fall of Morsi | The GW Post

Although the rise of the Brotherhood was welcomed by a share of the population, mostly members of the Freedom and Justice party and its allies in Egypt; the liberals, Arab leftists, and youth organizations, were dissatisfied as the Brotherhood monopolized state power, and ignored the much needed reforms – reforms that were primary concerns of ordinary Egyptians.
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2013 Upper House Election Result in Japan and Future of Article 9

Yuki Yoshida | 2013 Upper House Election Result in Japan and Future of Article 9 | The GW Post
On July 21, the ruling coalition consisting of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the Komei party collectively won more than 70 seats, making them become a dominant power in both lower and upper houses. However, one of their main goals is to amend Article 9 of the constitution which renounces war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes. Continue reading