Democratic Reforms in Gulf and Arab Nations

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  • Libya
  • Iraq
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Syria
  • Arab Spring at A Glance
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Yemen
  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia

Syria

President Bashar Assad has ostensibly promised reform and introduced a new constitution and new election and party laws, but such offers are seen by the opposition as efforts to buy time and rebel groups insist that he step down and hand power to a transitional government with full executive powers. The country remains mired in a civil war that killed more than 100,000 people and displaced millions of others.

(Photo: REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters)

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