"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong," argued the legendary British economist John Maynard Keynes, one of history's greatest thinkers. His ideas on the fragile balance between capitalism and democracy enlightened aShow More Summary
Paul Peachey, 'Ex-BBC man attempted to sell artefact plundered in Arab Spring ', Independent, Friday 07 March 2014. This is a followup to an old story (see: 'Today, Egypt Challenges Christie's ', Thursday, 2 May 2013; ' Ahram, English...Show More Summary
Extraordinary measures had been in force in the country since the 2011 uprising that triggered the Arab Spring.
IN THE early days of the Arab Spring of 2010-11, there was bright-eyed talk of moving quickly to locate and grab back the vast sums believed to have been plundered by the region’s toppled regimes and their cronies, and using the recovered funds to support economic reconstruction. Show More Summary
Social media may fuel unprecedented civic engagement. Digital networks might make possible mass protest and revolution – think "Arab Spring." But sometimes and maybe even most of the time, a new study suggests, the accomplishments of online activism are much more modest. read more
Debate continues on the political implications of the so-called Arab Spring, including its impact on women. Less, however, has been said about the changing economic landscape from country to country, especially with regards to women's economic empowerment. Show More Summary
Like with Arab Spring, protesters in Venezuela and Ukraine owe heir impressive organization to mobile social media apps. Venezuelan authorities are particularly frustrated with Texas-based Zello, a simple walkie-talkie app, for emerging as a leading tool for the opposition. Show More Summary
I wish it were as easy as goodies against baddies, students against secret policemen, democrats against autocrats. In the early stages of an uprising – what we might call the Arab Spring Phase – Western media, wanting to simplify things for their readers, gloss over the complexities. Later, when things turn tragic, those readers can [...]
Social media is changing the world, you guys. People can finally speak truth to power. It's like the Arab spring, except involving a guy who fucked a pizza.
Just like during the Arab Spring, the protests in Venezuela are booming thanks to mobile apps, according to Defense One. Zello, a mobile walki-talkie app developed by Bill Moore in Austin, Texas, has been so successful that Venezuela has even tried to block people from using it. Show More Summary
After having worked a few seasons ago with an Arabic logo, Supreme presents as part of its Spring/Summer 2014 collection some Hebrew logo apparel and accessories. After re-opening its stores last week with the brand new collection, the… Supreme ‘Hebrew Logo’ New Era Caps is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.
Control over water resources could spark a much more heated controversy than the Arab Spring.
As many northern climes are still reeling from the harsh snowstorms of 2014 - the Ukraine is no exception. Yet, today's report has more to do with a climactic versus climate change. Like the Arab Spring hat also commenced in the dead...Show More Summary
Once upon a time, the mass media dominated communication streams; gatekeepers decided what we should or shouldn’t know and how information should be portrayed. But since the Arab Spring, social media has disrupted traditional power structures and has been hailed as changing the world. Even so, disruption does not always lead to legitimacy. Show More Summary
When the Arab Spring sprung a few years ago, the world's eyes only really cared about one nation. If Saudi Arabia's elite could not keep paying off their poor, an uprising in the world's largest oil supplier could have significant (and catastrophic) consequences for the rest of the world. Show More Summary
As the United States continues to confront the myriad strategic challenges and controversies that have arisen in the wake of the Arab Spring and the fall of Libyan strong man Muammar Gaddafi
TUNIS (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Tunisia on Tuesday to support democratic progress in the country where the "Arab Spring" began, but which still faces violence from Islamist militants.
The government of Bahrain on Friday arrested 29 people as protesters sought to commemorate the third anniversary of anti-government demonstrations that briefly shook the country at the height of the Arab Spring. Hundreds of young people...Show More Summary
'Cairo: Memoir of a City Transformed' by Ahdaf Soueif is a fine personal look at the seeming revolution in Tahrir Square but doesn't provide historical context. Egypt's revolution of three years ago — an incandescent burst of defiance that brought down a dictator and astonished the world — died in the early hours of its birth. Show More Summary