Jan Claudius Völkel is Visiting Professor and DAAD longterm lecturer at Cairo University, Euro-Mediterranean Studies Programme and Regional Coordinator for North Africa and the Middle East at the Bertelsmann Transformation Index.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Why are so many people dying in the Mediterranean?
Why are so many people dying in the Mediterranean and what can we do about it?
Why almost nobody participated in the Egyptian parliamentary elections
Awaited for more than two years, the first round of parliamentary elections in Egypt has bluntly confirmed the...
If democracy in Egypt cannot be stimulated directly, it can be promoted by example
It seems that the accusations of hypocrisy towards western actors, often heard in the Arab world, are not completely wrong.
Feeble captain in troubled waters: Algeria’s foreign relations after Bouteflika’s re-election
The current triple crisis also constitutes a chance for Algeria. More than ever it becomes clear that the country is...
The surprising success of the Tunisian parliament
Surrounded by the pressure of Islamists and civil activists, Tunisia’s deputies have managed to achieve something...
Published in: HomeWho wants democracy in Egypt? Many!
Barbara Zollner asks: Who wants democracy in Egypt?, as there are increasingly obvious signs that democracy is in...