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Pentagon Report Admits Disastrous Drought, Not Assad Caused Syrian Crisis

A US Department of Defense report says that a six-year drought in Syria caused vast suffering and social dislocation before the 2011 Arab spring protests and the start of the civil war there.

Tunisia’s Jihadist Pipeline

ISIS recruiters are finding volunteers in the birthplace of the Arab Spring

Terror-struck Tunisia Fears Fighters Coming From Libya

The country that started the Arab Spring casts a wary eye at its neighbor after two bloody attacks

Business as Usual in Bahrain

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

Introducing QASIMI HOMME “False Flags” for Spring/Summer 2016

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.

Wikileaks Docs Reveal Saudi intrigues against Bahrain’s Arab Spring

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…

Terrorism and Refugees in the Middle East

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.

Eyewitness video on YouTube: your window to the world

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

The Fall of Al Jazeera America

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 […]

At Art Basel, Kader Attia’s Seductive Destruction

last monthArts : Art Fag City

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 par…

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

Newswire: The New York Times to feature a video series about women of the Arab Spring

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

Malcolm Gladwell is right: Facebook, social media and the real story of political change

Social media still gets too much credit for the Arab Spring and social change. Change needs people, not just tech

Dealing with the Mediterranean boat people

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.  

'The Trials Of Spring' Documentary Project Amplifies Voices Of Women In The Arab Spring

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Spring’ and Counterrevolution in Egypt: Four years of reflections

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.

What history says about the prospects for Islamic democracy

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 […]

Tunisian voters balancing security and freedom

  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 […]

The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View

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...

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