RN hails the great achievement of the Algerian and Sudanese peoples in forcing, by a nonviolent struggle sustained with great discipline and courage over many weeks, the deposition of their respective dictators.   It was inevitable that, in both cases, the coup de grace would be delivered by the armed forces which, having kept the […]

Beirut, 13 March 2018   Mallat: ‘What’s the point of military action by Arabs against Israel if Palestinians adopt nonviolence strategy?’ Beirut, 13 March 2018 Today’s Qadaya (issues), the op-ed page in the main Lebanese paper an-Nahar, addresses ‘the new strategy of Palestinian elites’. In his introduction, the op-ed editor, Jihad ElZein, underlines the importance of the issue in the […]

  Michael Young, Carnegie, 22 Feb 2018 (Arabic Version) A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. Sarah Leah Whitson | Executive director of the Middle East and North Africa division at Human Rights Watch Human rights in the Middle East and North Africa have endured a […]

On the occasion of a civil occasion, Kamal Joumblatt prize for ‘civil state’, dawla madaniya, to Gregoire Haddad, Chibli Mallat, Nahar, 22 March 2016 فلسفة اللاعنف والثورة مع المحامي والبروفسور القانوني شبلي ملاّط في حديث العرب، سكاي نيوز العربية  

Human rights are not a suicide pact Philosophy of human rights does not mean impotence, stupid­ity or ineffectiveness. Human rights are not a suicide pact.  The Arab Weekly Chibli Mallat 2015/12/11 Beirut – On the annual celebration of Human Rights Day, its worst possible nemesis is steadily displacing it. It is called terrorism, more accurately […]

RN is pleased to announce the publication of a groundbreaking book on nonviolence at Oxford University Press Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring Triumphs and Disasters Edited by Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy The book includes nine country-based chapters by outstanding scholars, and an important conclusion by Adam Roberts. The first chapter, authored by RN Board […]