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Insight 164: Turkey’s New Path: Notes on the Constitutional Referendum   
Posted on 24 May 2017

By Serkan Yolacan

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In April 2017 Turkey had a referendum on eighteen constitutional amendments. With a marginal win for ‘yes,’ the country’s traditional parliamentary system is set to be replaced with an executive presidential system. President Erdoğan’s victory in the referendum, many argue, places Turkey on a new path, though opinions on where that path may lead varies. This much is clear: Turkey can no longer [--]

Insight 163: Female lawyers on the rise in Kuwait   
Posted on 23 May 2017

Female lawyers on the rise in Kuwait: Potential agents of reform?

By Rania Maktabi

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Introduction[1]

Kuwaiti women have had access to free public higher education since the late 1950s, and they have engaged in civic groups since the early 1960s.[2] Education and civic engagement have been strengthened by the political enfranchisement of Kuwaiti women in 2005 which enabled them to be elected to the 50-member National Assembly.< [--]

Insight 162: The Discourse on Shari’a in the Gulf   
Posted on 17 May 2017

By Salma El Idrissi

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In 2015, Kuwaiti MP Nabil Al-Fadhl provoked a huge controversy in the National Assembly. Al-Fadhl, known for his opposition to Shari’a, called openly for legalizing the sale of alcohol in Kuwait. He maintained that alcohol consumption is part of the history and the culture of the people of Kuwait and hence, should not be banned. Islamist members of Parliament accused Al Fadhl of “insulting the [--]

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