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The umbrella in Hong Kong

The whole world knows that, just as there was a "Jasmine Revolution" in the Arab world during the spring of 2011 and a "Sunflower Revolution" in Taiwan during the spring of this year, there is currently an "Umbrella Revolution" going on in Hong Kong. The most visually evident aspect of the Hong Kong democracy protest […]

Swipe And The Silicon Valley Idea Machine

Three years ago, a few months after the Arab Spring demonstrations forced a collapse in the Egyptian government, twenty-year-old Marwan Roushdy spontaneously entered a Startup Weekend competition in Cairo and won. His pitch? It was a...Show More Summary

The Islamic State: Another Obama, Arab Spring Creation?

Over a decade ago, the U.S. conquered Iraq; its military and intelligence were on the ground for years with autonomy. In other words, U.S. influence and authority was more pronounced in Iraq than probably any other Muslim country in the world.

Women in Egypt After the Arab Spring: Gains and Losses

7 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Juan Cole and Shahin Malik Cole Women played a significant role in the 2011-2013 revolutions that shook the heart of the Arab world, as well as in the succeeding turmoil.

New Silicon Valley App Powers Hong Kong Protests

A new Silicon Valley-based smartphone messaging app called FireChat is quickly taking on the same role in powering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong that Twitter played in fueling the 2012 Arab Spring. FireChat has been touted as an ideal communication tool for mass gatherings, as it does not require WiFi, an Internet connection, or a carrier plan. Show More Summary

FireChat: Off-the-grid messaging app fuels Hong Kong’s protests

Sites like Twitter and Facebook hit the headlines for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011, and now pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have discovered a new kind of mobile service to help them organize their own rallies. … Continue reading ?

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests spur growth for secure messaging apps

Social media and civil unrest have long gone hand-in-hand, from coordinating revolution during the Arab Spring to repressing corruption in Turkey. Amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, locals have taken to the location-based messaging app...

As The Arab Spring Turns To Fall, A Lingering Hope For Peace Through Tech

Two decades after he served as the chief negotiator for peace talks between the then Yasser Arafat-led Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel under Yitzhak Rabin, Uri Savir remains ever optimistic. Although the Oslo Accords laid tentative groundwork for an eventual two-state solution, it was never realized. Show More Summary

If the Arab Spring wasn’t dead already, it is now

7 months agoNews : BlogPost

For well over a year now, the Arab Spring has struggled on life support, doomed to die with barely a whimper. Instead, it ended definitively with the bang of U.S. airstrikes in Syria, coordinated with five of the Arab world's most authoritarian states. The long winter of a protracted war with the Islamic State and affiliated jihadists now […]

If the Arab Spring wasn’t dead already, it is now

7 months agoNews : BlogPost

For well over a year now, the Arab Spring has struggled on life support, doomed to die with barely a whimper. Instead, it ended definitively with the bang of U.S. airstrikes in Syria, coordinated with five of the Arab world's most authoritarian states. The long winter of a protracted war with the Islamic State and affiliated jihadists now seems here to stay. Read full article >>

Being cool and easy-going with Arturo Ortiz Struck

7 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

I met Arturo Ortiz Struck at his studio in Polanco, around the corner from the Libyan Embassy. I was surprised—I don’t know why, it’s been more than two years since the Arab Spring bled out into autocracy, terror, and disarray, metastasizing into brutal land grabs and ISIS/ISIL—to see that the Embassy uses the current colors […]

How I Wrote It: Debut Author Michael Pitre, on "Fives and Twenty-Fives"

In early 2011, Michael Pitre found himself transfixed by the Arab Spring protests flaring throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. At the time, he’d been retired from the U.S. Marine Corps for a year and, nearing the fourth anniversary...

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Juan Cole, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

In his new book, Professor Cole charts the 'Arab Spring' revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, touching upon Syria and Yemen. He credits the Millennial Generation (those born between 1977 and 2000) as a major force behind the varying attempts to change the status quo. Show More Summary

Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives...Show More Summary

Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree?

Guest Post by Dr. Mark Christian Executive Director Global Faith Institute Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree? The “Arab Spring” changed seasons with Benghazi. In the eyes of many Americans, the media-hyped … Continue reading ?

Conflict and Development in the Middle East

If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political. Show More Summary

Conflict and Development in the Middle East

If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political. Show More Summary

Try realism in the Middle East

Cohen: America rarely does time capsules anymore, but the ones it does should include videos from February 2011 of American TV reporters exulting in the triumph of the Arab Spring.

Death to 'Slaves of the Cross' Funded by American Taxpayers, Courtesy of the Obama Administration

Four years after the Arab Spring, taxpaying Americans continue to fund ethnic and religious cleansing throughout the Middle East, thanks to President Obama's subversive strategy to spread Islam.

The Return of the Arab Spring

Barck Obama is playing a dangerous game to further the expansion of his Muslim Brotherhood friends.

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