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How The Yemen Conflict Risks New Chaos In The Middle East

The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.

Confused about the Middle East? So Is the United States

Emma Ashford Since the Arab Spring, many Middle Eastern countries have fallen into political chaos like dominoes. This week’s explosion of conflict in Yemen is just the most recent example. Though many of these conflicts are based on...Show More Summary

60 Minutes' Lara Logan Hospitalized Again After 2011 Sexual Assault

60 Minutescorrespondent Lara Logan has returned to the hospital to continue her recovery from a 2011 sexual assault, Breitbart News reports. Logan was covering the Arab Spring protests four year ago in Egypt when she was separated from her crew by a "group of men who tore at her clothes and groped... Read More > Other Links From 60 Minutes Lara Logan

CBS’ Lara Logan Back in Hospital

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

According to a Breitbart report, CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan is back in the hospital tonight, due to complications from being sexually assaulted in 2011 while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt.

Will Tunisia ever be the same again?

Deadly Bardo museum attack has spread shock waves in country largely sheltered from unrest that hit Arab Spring nations.

Iraq, Libya... Iran? U.S. Activists Mark War Anniversaries With Spring Rising

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straitsShow More Summary

Interview of Summers and Phelps

From a (much longer) interview of Larry Summers and Edmund Phelps:... Q: What do you feel is the relationship between capitalism and conflicts (such as the Arab Spring)? [Prof. Larry H. Summers] It’s very tempting to suggest that terrorism...

Will an Authoritarian Government Rise in Tunisia?

Until now, Tunisia seemed to have escaped the worst of the violence that has beset the countries of the Arab Spring. Instead, this small nation, whose revolution for democracy and dignity sparked a wave of protest across the Arab world four years ago, looked like the only success story left.But the

Growing Up in Syria: Children Images and War

Asaad Al-Saleh | (Informed Comment) When I wrote my book, “Voices of the Arab Spring” (Columbia UP, 2015), I did not feature testimonials by children. Though the book surveys participants from various…

17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum, killing 17 tourists of various nationalities and two Tunisians Wednesday in an attack that raised fears for the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The brazen daylight assault sparked panic at the...Show More Summary

Why Tunisia, the Arab Spring’s sole success story, suffers from Islamist violence

last weekNews : BlogPost

At least 19 people were killed after two gunmen stormed one of Tunisia's most celebrated museums on Wednesday. No group asserted responsibility for the assault in Tunis, though suspicion fell immediately on Islamist militants.Read full article >>

"Gunmen in military uniforms attacked a museum in downtown Tunis around noon on Wednesday, killing 19 people" — including Polish, Italian, Spanish and German tourists.

"The identity and motivation of the attackers were not immediately clear."Tunisia was the country where the Arab Spring revolts against autocratic rule began four years ago.Of all the countries affected, Tunisia has made the most successful...Show More Summary

Worst Fears Realized in Tunis Attack

In the worst terror attack in Tunisia since 2002, the success story of the Arab Spring is imperiled by possible returning ISIS members.

Twitter’s opening its first office in the Middle East, five years after the Arab Spring

Twitter has announced that it’s opening an office in Dubai. The social network is tremendously popular in the Middle East, and will look to increase its ad sales and partnerships in the region with its new outpost. Shailesh Rao, vice...Show More Summary

@Twitter opens office in #Dubai

The social media platform is hugely popular in the region. It helped fan the flames of the Arab Spring four years ago. Saudis have become mad for it. Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, now has twice as many followers as U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and French leader Francois Holland combined.

Fighting ISIL and Arab Democratization

Ignored by the democratization wave in the '90s and disappointed by the turn of the 2011 revolutionary spring into a cold winter, the Arab world seems destined to always stumble on its path towards democracy. The reason this time isShow More Summary

Fighting ISIL and Arab Democratization

Ignored by the democratization wave in the '90s and disappointed by the turn of the 2011 revolutionary spring into a cold winter, the Arab world seems destined to always stumble on its path towards democracy. The reason this time isShow More Summary

The fallen leaves of the Arab Spring

High hopes of 2011 replaced by self-searching as Middle East and North Africa reel from conflicts' devastating effects.

The Arab Spring’s One Bright Spot

Tunisia is the country where the Arab Spring began, and analysts are saying it might be the only country to emerge from that tumultuous experience as a democracy. This week interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa is visiting Washington to ask the Obama administration to shore up his country’s economy. Show More Summary

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