The need for a more open political environment, in addition to debates over the pros and cons of a market-based versus state-controlled economy, have been at the heart of debates over reform for decades.
Mar 18, 2014
Jawad Nabulsi was looking straight at the policeman the moment he was shot in the face. The black-clad officer raised the barrel of his gun, pointed it directly at Nabulsi’s eyes, and pulled the trigger. It was 11pm on January 28, 2011. The “Friday of Rage,” as protesters called it, would later be labeled the bloodiest day in the revolution that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.