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"Democracy is not a given. It's something you have to constantly fight for."

This week, Cengiz Guenay, JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar, shares critical lessons from his research on the rise of authoritarianism and populism.

How can regional developments teach us about global shifts around the corner? What trends do we see? And what is the role of historical alongside contemporary comparison?

Learn more in this week's Four Minute Foreign Policy interview, concluding our two-part i...

"Regimes react to societal developments, rather than triggering them," says JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Visiting Scholar Cengiz Guenay. In this week's Four Minute Foreign Policy interview, we explore the lessons he has drawn from the region, with implications for developing regions worldwide.

What can Turkey and MENA (the Middle East and North Africa) generally teach us about state reactions to foreign intervention? To what extent do religion and culture make states' reactions unique? What...

One of Tunisia’s many jobless graduates detonated a home-made suicide bomb in the capital last month. This was not a Daesh attack, it was a desperate and tragic act and an important reminder to politicians and government about what is at stake in this young democracy.

One of the most remarkable achievements of the ill-fated “Arab Spring” was the relative success Tunisia had in transforming its society despite extreme mistrust, heightened polarization and surging terror-related incidents. It was n...

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