Rami G. Khouri

Rami G. Khouri

The bumpy road to Arab constitutions

The assorted political crises in Egypt, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and other Arab states show very clearly why credible constitutions are such important documents. They provide a set of ground......

Arabs ponder Is it the gun or the law

Armed revolution, international legality, or homegrown constitutionalism? These three options for national change were used this week in the three Arab countries that arguably have had the most impact......

Egypts five branches of government

The dramatic events in Egypt over the past few days following President Mohammed Mursi’s unilateral decree giving him unchallenged political authority should not surprise or frighten anyone.In fact,......

Whats new in the Gaza-Israel battle

The latest flare-up of fighting on the Gaza-Israel front has generated the usual round of statements and bravado on both sides, but among the predictability of developments are also some important new......

Four key tests face the Syrian opposition

The rapid developments in recent days in the world of the Syrian groups fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad will be a game-changer if the new coalition of opposition forces......

Arab and American constitutional thrills

There are few things in life as exhilarating as countries developing into constitutional democracies.I have spent the past eight weeks delving into this process in both the United States and the......

Ethical activism amid politics as usual

Two very different ways for the United States to deal with Arabs and Israelis were on show last week in the United States. The contrast was stunning between the televised debate between Barack Obama......

Kuwait citizen agitation is worth watching

Kuwait has always been one of the most enigmatic Arab countries in the wealthy oil-producing region of the Gulf, with its combination of enormous wealth and dynamic political culture. It is showing......