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How the Arab Spring Became the Arab Cataclysm

Five years ago, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vender with black curls, deep brown eyes, and chin fuzz, refused to pay a seven-dollar bribe, yet again, to a government inspector. For a man who supported his mother, five younger siblings, and an ailing uncle, seven dollars was a full day’s income—on a good day. Show More Summary

The West’s Alliance With Saudi Arabia Fuels Islamism

By Toby Matthiesen is a senior research fellow in the international relations of the Middle East at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. He is the author of "Sectarian Gulf: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the Arab Spring That Wasn’t" and "The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism." Originally posted on the NYT. Show More Summary

Libya Post Gaddafi: Enslaved Women, Abducted Children and Illegal Oil Trade

Of all the Arab states engulfed by the so-called Arab Spring, Libya has become the first to fall into complete chaos.

Surprise Outcome of Arab Spring: Gulf States Turn to Russia for Arms

In the wake of the “Arab Spring revolutions” of the past few years the Gulf monarchies have been losing faith in the security guarantees offered to them by Washington, a Moscow-based political analyst said on Friday.

Analysis: This is how Tunisia saved its 'Arab spring'

Tunisia has proven itself to be a counterexample to the rest of the region torn by civil strife and refugee crisis.

Egypt's economic woes

Since the 2011 Arab Spring, Egypt's economy has taken a turn for the worse. Here are some economic indicators.

Scarborough Recommends Hillary to Republicans as 'Unifying, Strong Leader Against ISIS'

From the woman who brought you Benghazi, the Russian reset, the bungling of the Arab Spring, and the disregard for national security that compromised classified email material... Yet, incredibly, Joe Scarborough today extolled Hillary's...Show More Summary

Hey, Donald Trump, Only Dictators Shut Down The Internet!

I'm old enough to remember when the Internet was shut down to Iranians during the Iranian elections. Then there was that time in Egypt during the Arab spring where they cut them off. Syria, too. Remember how we all decried the dictators who did that? And then there's ISIS. Show More Summary

Arab Media: Fall in Line or Switch off!

Most top Arab TV presenters and journalists are remarkably candid these days about their survival kit: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. After a brief lull, brought about by the Arab Spring upheavals, they have decided to support their governments and rulers and serve as their mouthpiece. Show More Summary

Will OPEC Failure To Cut Oil Production Lead To Latin American Arab Spring?

Will OPEC cut oil production? That's the biggest question on investors' minds as oil ministers from OPEC's 12 nations congregate in Vienna this week. The post Will OPEC Failure To Cut Oil Production Lead To Latin American Arab Spring? was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

From Homeland to hair: Clinton emails peek into the personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks...Show More Summary

HOW’S THAT WHOLE “ARAB SPRING” WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? Ross Douthat compares Syria with Spain in the 19…

HOW’S THAT WHOLE “ARAB SPRING” WORKIN’ OUT FOR YA? Ross Douthat compares Syria with Spain in the 1930s.

The rise of al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State

From the fall of Saddam and internment in a US prison in Iraq to the Arab Spring, the ISIS leader's influence grew

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You can now download Chuck Wendig's Zer0es for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:Five hackers—an Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll—are detained by the U.S. Show More Summary

Minneapolis: The New Selma for Black Lives Matter

Is Black Lives Matter destined to go the way of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Million Man March movements -- a footnote in history? A recent poll showed voters are skeptical of Black Lives Matter and its policies. Many have questioned the lack of. Show More Summary

Rise of ISIL 'Boomerang Effect' of Arab Spring - Republika Srpska President

Milorad Dodik, the president of Republika Srpska, one of the two administrative entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina claims that the rise of radical Islamists is the direct result of Arab spring protests.

Algeria book fair ban exposes stability debate

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Organizers of an international book fair in Algeria last week confiscated more than 100 books on jihadism and the Arab Spring, highlighting sensitivities over regional turmoil in one of the few Arab countries to remain relatively unscathed.

The Return of the Arab Dictator

The hopes of the Arab Spring are dashed, and Egypt is again setting the standard for oppression in the region.

Bombing ISIS Isn't Enough. 6 Steps To Achieving A Diplomatic Solution In Syria

Let's face it -- bombing and pure hard power will not resolve the overall problem in Syria. The Syrian civil war was generated by the collision of the ideals of the Arab Spring and the totalitarian regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Show More Summary

War batters cradle of Yemen's Arab Spring uprising

DUBAI (Reuters) - Not even hospitals are spared the shells which every day pound the besieged city of Taiz, where Yemenis who took to the streets for democracy during the "Arab Spring" now just struggle for survival.

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