Political Groups


The Janus-like nature of Arab elections

Three Arab countries that should have very lively political cultures – Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt – have either just held parliamentary elections or will do so later this month. Having

Barack Obama serves notice on Egypt: I meant what I said about human rights

Hosni Mubarak is unlikely to have been too badly discomfited by Barack Obama's expression of mild disappointment at the renewal of Egypt's controversial emergency law.