- Kais Saied, Tunisia’s All-Powerful President Khadija Mohsen-Finan · 8 February As early as 2013, Kais Saied was mapping his route, to put into practice his plans for a grass-roots democracy. He was convinced that it was his mission to modify the Tunisian political system by turning the pyramid of power upside down. He would do it without a party, without a detailed (...)
The Polisario Opens a Front in the Battle for the Resources of Western Sahara
· December 2019
Morocco shamelessly exploits the resources of Western Sahara, sometimes through companies belonging to King Mohamed VI in person. But the Polisario Front has decided to take the issue to court and is waging international battles, calling these companies to task.
Faced with a status quo (...)
- Tunisia: End of the Historic Compromise? Khadija Mohsen-Finan · November 2018 Has Beji Caid Essebsi decided to extricate himself from the political crisis which plagues his party and paralyses the executive by reverting to his original plan: weaken Ennahda without forcing it to join the opposition and rule unopposed over a country which he claims is threatened by (...)
- Interview The Dilemmas of Organ Donation in Muslim Countries Khadija Mohsen-Finan · December 2017 Islam holds life to be sacred and the human body inviolable. Living or dead, it belongs to God and none may mutilate it or remove any organs in view of any form of commerce. And yet the Koran and the hadiths also stress the importance of the principle of necessity according to which it is (...)
- Tunisia: The Running Battle Between the Government and the UGTT Khadija Mohsen-Finan · March 2017 The latest cabinet reshuffle, which put an end to the tenure of Abid Briki, Minister in charge of the Civil Service and Governance, reveals the limits of the Carthage Pact and government cohesion. What role do the parties play today in political and economic decision-taking, caught as they are (...)