Our Focus

The events of 2011 prompted a reaction aimed at restoring the way things were prior to the uprisings. Those leading this reaction have worked to roll back democratic gains, strengthen authoritarian rule and expand the tools of state repression. They have also worked to preserve failing economic models.

The Noria MENA program focuses its efforts on addressing this reaction and on supporting the region’s struggles for change. We engage the local and international dynamics of this struggle as well as the many theaters where it is contested: the domains of ideas, resources and power. 

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