The country that started the Arab Spring casts a wary eye at its neighbor after two bloody attacks
The U.S. State Department today announced that it is lifting restrictions on military aid to Bahrain, which were put in place after the government crackdown on protests during the 2011 Arab Spring. The U.S. will once again provide antitank missiles and Humvees and the Bahraini government will now be able to request additional arms. Show More Summary
United Arab Emirates native Khalid Al Qasimi followed architecture studies at UCL with a fashion degree at St Martins, a switch which would eventually lead to the launch of QASIMI HOMME in June 2009. Taking a break from his eponymous label… The post Introducing QASIMI HOMME “False Flags” for Spring/Summer 2016 appeared first on Selectism.
By Faten Bushehri | (Global Voices) | – – The Saudi Cables, released by WikiLeaks, includes a treasure trove of information in secret exchanges between Saudi diplomats on restive Bahrain Saudi Arabia's…
Whatever the optimistic hopes of an “Arab spring” the condition of Middle East and North African countries has worsened as a result of civil wars and armed uprisings.
In the last ten years, we’ve witnessed many of the biggest and most important news stories unfold on YouTube. From the Green Revolution, Arab Spring and protests in Ferguson, to the Charlie Hebdo attacks and earthquake in Nepal, user-generated video has provided a unique and visceral perspective on what’s happening in the world around us. Show More Summary
When Al Jazeera America was announced, the Qatari propaganda network was riding high. Once known as a dump for Al Qaeda videos, the Arab Spring had allowed the House of Thani to project its power across the region, toppling governments and replacing them with its Muslim Brotherhood allies. Qatar had been notorious for its ties […]
Kader Attia's performance Arab Spring brought display-case smashing to the hallowed halls of Art Basel.
AUSTIN BAY: Turkish Election a Model for Secular Arab Spring Revolutionaries. In nationwide parliamentary elections held June 7, Turkish voters rejected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “soft Islamist” power grab. In doing so, TurksShow More Summary
This Friday will see the premiere of The Trials Of Spring, a cross-media documentary about the lives of women seeking freedom and social justice amid the backdrop of the Arab Spring. The feature-length film is opening at the 2015 Human...Show More Summary
Social media still gets too much credit for the Arab Spring and social change. Change needs people, not just tech
As a result of the Arab Spring and conflicts in the Middle East, thousands of people have been boarding boats from North Africa and making for Europe. This columns discusses the progress the EU has made in dealing with the situation. Many important decisions and critical actions still need to be made.
A new multimedia documentary project is spotlighting the vital roles of women in the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings. "The Trials of Spring," is a series of six shorts, a feature film and news reports by The New York Times that offer a rarely...Show More Summary
Read an excerpt from Richard Falk's new book "Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring." This text is adapted from the introduction to the chapter on Egypt and follows the cycle of revolution and counter-revolution since the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
Scholars, pundits and journalists often look to Western history for analogies to help us understand ongoing dynamics in the Middle East: Jihadi terrorists are like European anarchists a century ago; the Arab Spring was like the European Revolutions of 1848; the spread of the Islamic State and the deepening Saudi-Iranian rivalry means that the region […]
Tunisia remains the Arab Spring’s lone, albeit tentative, success story. In the fall of 2014, the country held parliamentary and presidential elections that were deemed largely free and fair by international and domestic monitors. As a result of electoral returns, Tunisia witnessed a change in government from one led by the Ennahda party, the […]
An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising. The post The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View appeared first on The Good Men Proj...
This won't end well... Source: Townhall via Sunday Funnies Pepe Escobar explains (via Global Research)... The serious possibility of a nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 is only a few weeks away – on June 30. So guess what the...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton was secretary of state on December 10, 2010, when a street vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, lighting a fuse that became the Arab Spring. When the new Tunisian president, Beji Caid Essebsi, visited the...Show More Summary