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Yemen Between Regime Survival and Systemic Change - Arabic version (اليمن بين خيارات بقاء النظام أو التغيير المنظم)

Abdul Nasser Al Muwaddah, عبدالناصر المودع
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

تحلل هذه الورقة الخيارات التي تواجه اليمن، والرئيس اليمني علي عبد الله صالح، في ضوء الاحتجاجات الداعية إلى الإصلاح الديمقراطي في البلاد في مطلع العام 2011.

هذه الورقة تطرح وتقيم الخيارات الممكنة للرئيس وتقترح خارطة طريق محتملة كوسيلة لحل الأزمة.

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Yemen Between Regime Survival and Systemic Change - English version

Abdul Nasser Al Muwaddah
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

This paper explores the options facing Yemen and President Ali Abdullah Saleh in light of the protests calling for democratic reform in the country in early 2011.

The paper maps out and assesses possible options for President Saleh and proposes a potential roadmap as a way to resolve the crisis.

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Authoritarian State Building in the Middle East: From Durability to Revolution

Sean Yom
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

What accounts for variation in the durability of authoritarian regimes in the post-colonial Middle East?  This working paper presents a new explanation that underscores how the geopolitical environment mediated outcomes of domestic conflicts pitting early rulers against social opposition.

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Public Diplomacy 2.0: An Exploratory Case Study of the Digital Outreach Team

Lina Khatib, William Dutton, Michael Thelwall
CDDRL Working Papers , 2011

The internet is enabling new approaches to public diplomacy. The Digital Outreach Team at the US Department of State is one such initiative, aiming to engage directly with citizens in the Middle East through posting messages about US foreign policy on popular Arabic, Urdu, and Persian language internet forums. This permits them to present the US administration's views on issues related to American foreign policy in a transparent manner. This case study assesses the process and reach of this new method of internet diplomacy.

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