(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The Arab Spring brought down dictators, but true revolution never came or has been thwarted since. University of Illinois Middle East expert Asef Bayat, in a new book, says true revolution was actually never thought out or planned for - at least not the 20th-century kind. Show More Summary
Authored by Cyril Widdershoven via OilPrice.com, The geopolitical reality in the Middle East is changing dramatically. The impact of the Arab Spring, the retraction of the U.S. military, and diminishing economic influence on the Arab...Show More Summary
Saudi women can now drive. But Tunisian women could soon inherit fully — that’s a revolution.
Just a few years ago, Facebook and Twitter were hailed as tools for democracy activists, enabling movements like the Arab Spring to flourish.
Just a few years ago, Facebook and Twitter were hailed as tools for democracy activists, enabling movements like the Arab Spring to flourish. Today, the tables have turned as fears grow over how social media may have been manipulated to disrupt the US election, and over how authoritarian governments are using the networks to clamp down on dissent. Show More Summary
Are we seeing early signs of an "Arab Spring" coming to Saudi Arabia, or will the next king emerge stronger than ever? The kingdom is now in the midst of an unprecedented crackdown of both dissidents and even loyalists perceived as less...Show More Summary
In Egypt, the Arab Spring of 2011 brought an end to a 30-year regime and resulted in democratically elected change the following year. By 2013, however, the new president, Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, had been removed from office by the country’s military, triggering massive protests....
“An industry once hailed for fuelling the Arab spring is today repeatedly accused of abetting Islamic State. An industry that prides itself on diversity and tolerance is now regularly in the news for cases of sexual harassment as well as the controversial views of its employees on matters such as gender equality. An industry that […]
The greatest weapon against Kim Jong Un may be information. Could the technology industry bring about an Arab Spring on the peninsula? With all the recent disturbing saber rattling from U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, East Asia has become much more unstable. Show More Summary
CAN political Islam come to terms with liberal democracy? Saudi Arabia and the other countries currently putting pressure on Qatar claim that the whole Islamist spectrum is beyond the pale (though some have found an accommodation or made tactical common cause with Islamists in Gaza, Yemen and Syria).
Egypt is at the ideological center of the ongoing dispute between Qatar and its fellow Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, Egypt has been a bellwether for both political and economic reform in the wider Middle East and North Africa. It is also […]
The MI6 is recalling its men after the botched “Arab Spring”. It was Sir James Craig who in 2004 put this project together, its essential aim being to produce an “Arab Revolt” just like Lawrence of Arabia had organized against the Ottoman empire. Show More Summary
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) Frustrated with Al Jazeera's coverage of the Arab Spring and the popular uprising in Syria, former Al Jazeera broadcasters and journalists established the pan-Arab satellite network Al Mayadeen in 2012 with support from Iran. Show More Summary
As we approach the end of the war against Syria, none of the initial goals of the Anglo-Saxons have been clearly reached. Not only has the Muslim Brotherhood failed to triumph via the Arab Springs, but they seem to be losing all over the region, apart from in Qatar and Turkey. Show More Summary
The once-extraordinary act has become commonplace in Tunisia, whether compelled by anger, depression or bitter disappointment, or meant to challenge the authorities.
Gabriella Coleman is the hacker anthropologist whose work on the free software movement, Anonymous and the Arab Spring, the politicization of hacking, and the true role of alt-right dank memes in the 2016 elections are critical reading for the 21st century. (more…)
The wave of revolutionary protests known as the Arab Spring occurred relatively early in the history of social media, less than five years after Twitter—a key factor in popular uprisings in countries like Egypt and Tunisia—was launched in summer 2006. Show More Summary
Following the Arab Spring, Qatar bet against Arab centers of power, siding with Iran, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood.
AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco (Reuters) - Under the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis.