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How I Wrote It: Debut Author Michael Pitre, on "Fives and Twenty-Fives"

In early 2011, Michael Pitre found himself transfixed by the Arab Spring protests flaring throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East. At the time, he’d been retired from the U.S. Marine Corps for a year and, nearing the fourth anniversary...

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Juan Cole, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

In his new book, Professor Cole charts the 'Arab Spring' revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, touching upon Syria and Yemen. He credits the Millennial Generation (those born between 1977 and 2000) as a major force behind the varying attempts to change the status quo. Show More Summary

Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives...Show More Summary

Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree?

Guest Post by Dr. Mark Christian Executive Director Global Faith Institute Was Obama the Mastermind of the Arab Spring? El-Sisi of Egypt Thinks So, Do You Agree? The “Arab Spring” changed seasons with Benghazi. In the eyes of many Americans, the media-hyped … Continue reading ?

Conflict and Development in the Middle East

If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political. Show More Summary

Conflict and Development in the Middle East

If the Arab Spring represented a desire to create political commons, the current wave of conflict in the Arab world seeks to achieve precisely the opposite. It is predicated at the destruction of existing commons, whether civic, economic or political. Show More Summary

Try realism in the Middle East

Cohen: America rarely does time capsules anymore, but the ones it does should include videos from February 2011 of American TV reporters exulting in the triumph of the Arab Spring.

Death to 'Slaves of the Cross' Funded by American Taxpayers, Courtesy of the Obama Administration

Four years after the Arab Spring, taxpaying Americans continue to fund ethnic and religious cleansing throughout the Middle East, thanks to President Obama's subversive strategy to spread Islam.

The Return of the Arab Spring

Barck Obama is playing a dangerous game to further the expansion of his Muslim Brotherhood friends.

Trust Is Essential for a Sustainable Future

If judged exclusively by the front page news, distrust within society is accelerating. While the Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring, and London Riots are now distant and seemingly isolated in time, there remains a strong undercurrent of irreverence and distrust within the global populous. Show More Summary

The Tragedy Continues - Arab Spring Gives Way to Salafist Summer

The barbaric murder of American journalist James Foley sadly continues the orgy of extremist violence in the Middle East that started in June with the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, continued with tragedy in the Gaza...Show More Summary

Coping with the Legacy of Arab Socialism

Dalibor Rohac Countries of the Arab Spring suffer from many economic, social, and political ills. At their center lies the unfortunate legacy of Arab Socialism, which established itself in the region during the 1950s and 1960s. One of...Show More Summary

University Professor Recalls a ‘Fearless’ James Foley

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

In between Libya and Syria, journalist James Foley spoke in February 2012 at San Diego State University. His February 9 talk with students was part of the series “Understanding the Arab Spring.” In the wake of Foley’s apparent horrific...Show More Summary

How the rest of the world sees Ferguson

last monthNews : BlogPost

In many ways, the chaotic situation in Ferguson seems like something that shouldn't happen in America. As WorldViews has noted, many of the hallmarks of the conflict look reminiscent of scenes from the Arab Spring and the Ukrainian crisis —...Show More Summary

The White Progressive Cheshire Fox Ally Wonders If The Michael Brown Shooting Will Be The "Americanized Negro's 'Arab Spring' Against White Oppression'. No Other 'Ninja Who Got Himself Kilt On 'The First 48 Hours' Has Yet Motivated This 'White Ally' To

SELF BREAST EXAM: Constructive Feedback - "What News About The "Michael Brown Killing" Would It Take For YOU Take To The Street Against "Epidemic Of Police Killings Of Black Males In America?"ANSWER:THERE IS NO "EPIDEMIC" OF POLICE KILLING...Show More Summary

Parliament and the Cabinet must have their say in whether we go back to Iraq

The bitter harvest of the bungled Blair – Bush policy, or absence of policy, on the reconstruction of Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein is now plain for all to see. The silly optimism of the "Arab Spring" has been overtaken by the reality of a winter of ethnic and sectarian murder. No one [...]

The Rise and Fall of an Algerian Tycoon

The Arab Spring and its aftershocks have eclipsed almost every other story coming out of the Arab World since 2011. One of these fascinating sagas has been the rise, collapse, arrest, and trial of eccentric Algerian tycoon Rafik Abdelmoumene Khalifa. Show More Summary

Year after Cairo carnage, Sisi turns page on Arab Spring

last monthNews : The Newsroom

A year after a bloody Cairo crackdown, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has tightened his grip on Egypt, crushed the Muslim Brotherhood, jailed top opponents and turned the page on the Arab Spring, critics say. On August 14, 2013, after...Show More Summary

Lighting The Fuse

I'd always nod along when Randi Rhodes would say that it's not if it'll happen, but when. And I, like she, always wondered what the catalyst will be that finally lights the fuse. Back in 2011, the spark that begat the Arab Spring was...Show More Summary

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