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Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

Remember the Arab Spring? Here’s what’s left.

3 days agoNews : BlogPost

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, holds presidential elections on Sunday. It’s been more than three years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire, triggering anti-government demonstrations that would spread throughout the Middle East. Show More Summary

Tunisians go to the polls today, and I go with them.

Tabarak, Tunisia— If there is a place where the seedlings of the Arab Spring might avoid being burned to a...

An Israeli-Arab Spring? 1.6 mn Palestinian-Israelis are Marginalized, Angry and Defiant

By Emile Nakhleh | – WASHINGTON, Nov 20 2014 (IPS) – The recent killing of an Arab youth by the police in the Israeli Arab village of Kafr Kanna, outside Nazareth, the…

Decrypting the Arab Obsession with Conspiracy Theories (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

Why is the Muslim world such fertile ground for every conspiracy theory imaginable? Using the attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolts of 2011 (the Arab Spring) and the recent offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a jumping off point, Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour consulted authors, politicians and economists to investigate. [...]Show More Summary

Niqab & Kalachnikov

Since the beginning of the Arab Spring, the regression in the situation for women has been devastating in Syria. Human Rights organizations are alarmed and insist that there is a high vulnerability for refugees. Every fourth household of displaced families is a woman which increases their insecurity even more. Show More Summary

U.S. ‘soft power’ hits another hard reality in the Middle East

Nowhere in the globe does idealism face a more testing challenge than in the Middle East -- now burying the last hopeful remains of the Arab Spring.

VICE News: Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising

Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise. While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. Show More Summary

The UAE is Rapidly Becoming One of the Middle East's Most Formidable Military Powers

This story originally appeared at Business Insider: The United Arab Emirates is flexing its military muscle in a chaotic, post-Arab Spring Middle East. What was once a nation with a limited presence on the international stage is acquiring...Show More Summary

Why The United Arab Emirates Is The Middle East's Rising Military Power

The United Arab Emirates is flexing its military muscle in a chaotic, post-Arab Spring Middle East. What was once a nation with a limited presence on the international stage is acquiring advanced weaponry, instituting universal military service, and expanding its fleet of fighter jets and heavy vehicles. Show More Summary

Why I Still Believe in the Arab Spring

Everyone talks about the "failure" of the Arab revolts that began in 2011. But the story isn't over yet.

Other faces, other stories

3 weeks agoArts : Prospero

THE four years since the start of the Arab Spring have seen a flurry of films made by both professionals and amateurs highlighting the wars and the frustrations of the Muslim world. "Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait", a tapestry of...Show More Summary

Tunisia has revived hopes for change in the Arab region

By:Raghida Dergham This week, Tunisia rescued what was called four years ago the Jasmine revolution, which gave birth to the Arab Spring, by letting the whole world know that it rejects imposing religion on the state, and that it insists on secularism and modernity. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Why the Arab Spring is Still Flowering in Tunisia

The savagery of ISIS, the slaughterhouse of Syria's civil war, the marauding militias in Libya and the restored autocracy in Egypt have devoured the hopes of the Facebook generation that spawned the Arab Spring. In Tunisia alone theShow More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Why the Arab Spring is Still Flowering in Tunisia

The savagery of ISIS, the slaughterhouse of Syria's civil war, the marauding militias in Libya and the restored autocracy in Egypt have devoured the hopes of the Facebook generation that spawned the Arab Spring. In Tunisia alone theShow More Summary

Tunisia's Elections Revives Hope For Change

This week, Tunisia rescued what was called four years ago the Jasmine revolution, which gave birth to the Arab Spring, by letting the whole know that it rejects imposing religion on the state, and that it insists on secularism and modernity. Show More Summary

Three Years After the Arab Spring, Secular Parties Get a Second Wind in Tunisia

Tunisians took to the polls over the weekend in the first free election under their new constitution, voting the secular Nidaa Tounes party into an 85-seat plurality over their Islamist rivals. The results were a clear shift in the political...Show More Summary

The Flower Of The Arab Spring

Updated: 5.2M Tunisians head to the polls, with a new consitution and a sense of optimism http://t.co/jjUQek648D pic.twitter.com/HlJHK5EZQc — AJE News (@AJENews) October 26, 2014 Big election news out of Tunisia, where the moderate Islamist party Ennahda has conceded Sunday’s vote to their secular rivals Nidaa Tounes: Official results have yet to be announced, but […]

A Maghreb Triptych: How the Arab Spring Has Worked Well or Worked Badly

Paul R. Pillar Egypt Libya Tunisia, Middle East   Look across North Africa, and at three adjacent countries in particular, and one can see the best and some of the worst of what the Arab Spring has produced so far. Comparing the experiences...Show More Summary

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