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.
The pretext offered was to cut the funding of terrorist groups. Yet the most significant demand had nothing to do with this: it was to close down al-Jazeera The move of Saudi Arabia,the UAE and Bahrain against Qatar was swift. It was launched on the back of a fake news report placed by hackers on the website of Qatar’s official news agency. Show More Summary
TUNISIA’S WAR ON CORRUPTION: Endemic governmental corruption sparked Tunisia’s Arab Spring revolt. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed says he means to end it. He’s right when he says “…Even social protests are exploited by this system (of corruption), and terrorists also benefit from it.” Stay tuned.
An overview of protests in Morocco, from the Arab Spring to Mouhcine Fikri's death to Nasser Zefzafi's arrest.
"Geopolitical anxiety looks extremely high," JPMorgan said in a note sent to clients on Tuesday. The investment bank said that: "Since President Trump's election, news coverage around topics such as war, terrorism and cyberattacks has...Show More Summary
Anxiety is growing in Latin America – the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing a « Spring » for them on the model of the « Arab Springs ». Of course, this time, it will not be a case of spreading war and dividing the populations...Show More Summary
Things went badly wrong for the National Ballet during the Arab Spring and the conservative religious backlash that followed. "The company is still recovering from the turmoil. Most foreign dancers fled amid the 2011 uprising. Foreign ballerinas are back, but now the company — like the rest of Egypt — struggles with austerity measures imposed […]
Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Inspired in part by Arab Spring uprisings, Bahrain has since...Show More Summary
The massive Arab Spring protests that began in late December 2010 and spread from North Africa to the Middle East generated huge crowds and had quick and profound effects—including the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who had held a firm grip on the country for decades.
Lords report calls for fresh alliances to be forged in region and criticises approaches to Syria, Arab spring and Saudi arms sales The UK must fundamentally rethink its approach to the Middle East and potentially distance itself from the “mercurial and unpredictable” leadership of Donald Trump, a major report has concluded. Show More Summary
Regime change was all the rage under the Obama administration -- especially in the middle east. The pitch was MUH democracy needed to be exported to savage lands, whose populations were largely an illiterate ensemble of archaic tribes...Show More Summary
Authoritarian regimes clamped down to cling to power, from Assad in Syria to Saddam in Iraq.
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The active role played by women in the Arab Spring of 2010-2011 was seen inside and outside the region as an example showing that a different kind of gender politics was possible, ushering in greater empowerment...
Patriarchal attitudes persist not because Islam is incompatible with gender equality, but because progressive forces have been undermined by various regimes.
Young Parisians of Arab descent reflect on cultural identity, activism, the Arab Spring and the Palestinian cause.
Peter Hessler recounts how the language classes he and his wife took in Cairo in 2011 and '12 changed, in terms of vocabulary and outlook, because of the Arab Spring.
(University of Gothenburg) Why did the Arab spring fail? Despite a number of revolutions in the Arab world, in the end only Tunisia emerged as a functioning democracy. Results from an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Gothenburg indicate that the problem might be traced partially to the lack of women's civil rights in the region.
As costly as inaction has been in the six years since the Arab Spring uprisings first took hold in Syria, recent history suggests that removing Syrian President Bashar Assad in a hurry would be an even bigger mistake. Continue reading ? The post Column: Why removing Syria’s Assad from power is so complicated appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Defying defeat in Lebanon, a mooted arms deal and the Arab spring, Assad has seemed the Middle East’s great survivor. But what next as the world looks on? Bashar al-Assad has become known as the Middle East’s great survivor since taking power in 2000. Show More Summary