ACRPS has published issue 18 of the bi-monthly peer-reviewed academic journal Siyasat Arabia, a journal devoted to political science and international relations. This issue devotes this edition to debate the Arab revolutions five years on, the difficult transition stages, and the transformation of some of them into violence and internal conflict. The issue includes the following studies, articles, and testimonies: “Tunisia Between Support for Democracy and Dismantlement of the State” (Hamadi Redissi); “Transformation of the Egyptian Revolution over Five Years” (Abdulfattah Madi); “Arab Islamists Five Years On from the Arab Spring: Questions of Project, Ideology, and Organization” (Khalil al-Anani); “Why did the Syrian Revolution turn Violent?” (Radwan Zyada); “Revolution and Conflict in Syria: Implications of the Failure in the Game of International Balances” (Marwan Kabalan); “Transitional Justice and Democratic Transition in the Arab Context” (Habib Belkouch); “Outcomes of the Liberation Tendency in the Arab World” (El-Houcine Akhdouche); “Elections, Armed Conflict, and Oil in the Competition for Power in Libya after Gaddafi” (Virginie Collombier); “The New Tunisian Constitution: Contextual Analysis” (Zaid al-Ali); and a Testimony by Rached Ghannouchi, “Tunisia from Revolution to Constitution” (Salah Eddin Al-Jourchi), as well as the AOI on the Arab Revolutions Five Years On.
The issue also includes reviews of important books and literature: “Facts of the Televised Revolution: Presence of Sight and Absence of Insight in Reading the Events of the Arab Spring Revolutions” (Abdelwahab Alaffandi); “Israeli Knowledge Production on the Arab Spring between Ideological Stance and Orientalist Act” (Muhannad Mustafa); “A reading of the book: Civil-Military Relations and the Democratic Transformation in Egypt after the January 25 revolution” (Shamsuddin al-Kilani); and “How Interests Destroy Principles in Washington? A Review of America and the Egyptian Revolution” (Abdou Moussa). There are also two reports. The first is about the workshop held in Doha “The Future of the Revolutions in the Arab World from the Perspective and Experience of Youth” and the second on the conference “The Arab Revolutions Five Years On: The Arduous Road of Democratization and Future Prospects”. The journal also includes the two regular sections covering the most important milestones of democratic transformation in the Arab world and events in Palestine during November and December 2015.