Tunisia remains a central part of the story of the Arab Spring. Going first matters, and Tunisia was the first country in the region to overthrow its autocratic regime through popular protests.
Following the second murder of an Tunisian opposition figure in six months, Fadil Aliriza spotlights mounting tension in the original “Arab Spring” nation: In the background of Tunisia’s political scene, there is a steady hum of anger and frustration. Any big event risks tapping into that well of anger. Tunisians are angry that there has […]
By Diane Lincoln Estes The number of jobs available to 16- to 19-year-olds has decreased to almost half of those available in the 1990s. Photo courtesy of John Konstantaras/The Chicago News Cooperative. Neil Sullivan's been tackling joblessness for years as head of the Boston Private Industry Council. Show More Summary
If new bloodshed in Egypt is a wakeup call, could Syria be the last straw? Cairo is aflame again, with scores of protesters killed, bloody fruit of an Arab Spring that keeps yielding more death than democracy. As tolls rise, it is past time to rethink the Bush-Cheney Neocon doctrine of a strong America bestowing [...]
FOX News contributor Charles Payne went off on Barack Obama after his rambling 80 minute speech this week that was supposed to be on the “economy” but diverged into wealth inequality in America. Payne said, “I think President Obama would … Continue reading ?
The consequences of the Arab Spring will be invaluable if it focuses attention on the real problems of the Arab world. Otherwise...
We could be entering a vicious cycle of oil price volatility. Paul Stevens, a fellow at the London-based think tank Chatham House, laid out his scenario in a new FT op-ed. It goes like this: The Arab Spring is forcing Middle EasternShow More Summary
Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring, and experts fear the latest assassination could send the country into an Egypt-like crisis.
The Arab Spring with uprisings that signaled a desire for a new way forward, an overthrow of the established order in many Arab countries of authoritarian governments, and a struggle to establish a new kind of democracy, has now officially become an Arab winter in Egypt.
Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring revolutionary movement, was plunged into a new political crisis on Thursday when assassins shot an opposition party leader outside his home in a hail of gunfire. It was the second political assassination in Tunisia since February, and quickly incited protests blaming Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party that leads the [...]
Assassins shot and killed Tunisian opposition party leader Mohamed Brahmi outside his home Thursday in the second such incident in the birthplace of the Arab Spring since February. Extremists were also blamed for the assassination of Chokri Belaid, another opposition leader, five months ago. Show More Summary
Is Tunisia headed for Egypt-type turmoil? The prospect that the small North African country which ignited the entire Arab Spring movement could spiral into violence seemed more plausible on Thursday, after gunmen killed an opposition politician outside his home in the capital Tunis. Show More Summary
Syria is burning, not because of the Arab Spring or Tyranny or Twitter, or any of the other popular explanations. The fire in Syria is the same firestorm burning in Iraq, in Turkey, in Lebanon and throughout much of the Muslim world. It has nothing to do with human rights or democracy. There is no [...]
Approximately two and a half years after the revolution in Egypt, what is happening today has led me to question the past, present and the future of the Arab Spring.
A number of columnists have written recently about how we have all misunderstood ‘the Arab Spring’. Most prevalent among them has been the claim that when the current youth-bulge in… Continue reading The post Islamists may turn into capitalists. Then again they may not appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Paul R. Pillar Lately there has been a lot of Western disillusionment with the Arab Spring. The cover of the current issue of The Economist poses the question, “Has the Arab Spring failed?” The usually insightful Patrick Cockburn starts...Show More Summary
Tunisia, the epicenter of the Arab Spring uprisings, is faced with the possibility of further domestic upheaval. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rule under currently-jailed former President Mohamed Morsi was short-lived, lasting a little over a year. Show More Summary
During the Arab Spring demonstrations, we saw many signs that attempted to reach a Chinese audience in Chinese: "Maybe Mubarak understands Chinese", 2/10/2011; "Chinese sign in Benghazi", 3/21/2011; "Roll out of here, Mubarak", 4/3/2011. Similar signs were spotted during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations later the same year: "No more corruption". Now, in Syria, we [...]
There’s one place that has watched the past two weeks’ violence in Egypt with particular nervousness: Tunisia, the country that ignited the entire Arab Spring back in January 2011. With Egypt’s elected president now ousted and in military...Show More Summary