The Middle East has been rocked by a series of violent conflicts over the past several years involving thousands of foreign fighters traveling to support different extremist groups.


Religion plays a large role in current public school curricula in Arab countries throughout their different stages.


The Syrian crisis enters its seventh year with Russia in control; shown in its military intervention, as well as sponsoring negotiations between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and representatives of the opposition.

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The second installment of Munathara Policy Debates series raised one of the defining issues of modern public life in the Arab world: the balance between security and stability on the one hand and rights and freedoms on the other. See statistics for Musaqaba #DD12


The Munathara Initiative launches its new Musabaqa on the topic: Arab Women’s Participation: Only through Quotas? Across the Arab world, women are drastically underrepresented in politics, business and society.


On 14 January 2011, Tunisian youth achieved a victory in their struggle for a better life. On this date, former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown and left the country.


Since the beginning of the Syrian revolution, we have heard a never-ending stream of opinions and opinions from analysts and experts about the situation in Syria. We have heard from foreign leaders, political factions, and those engaged in the fighting on the ground.

#DD8 R2

Eight winners in our current Musabaqa #DD8 have been chosen by you and are now in the finals.


 Eight winners in our current Musabaqa #DD8 have been chosen by you and are now in the finals.


Munathara is pleased to announce its seventh debate (#DD7) cycle, on the overall topic of “Arab unity”. In the coming weeks, we will be asking you a number of related questions on our website, Facebook and Twitter.


Final round of Musabaqat Munathara (#DD6): This round is open until Monday, 5 November, midnight. The competition is divided into two camps: the three debaters that are for the motion (YES camp) and the three debaters that are against the motion (NO camp).


Is Tunisia on the right path?