Saudi Arabia, the world's largest petroleum exporter, has recently unveiled an ambitious plan to restructure its oil-based economy, but the push comes at a difficult time and could well lead to a major unrest that will leave the Gulf kingdom shaken to the core, Sagatom Saha wrote for the National Interest.
In 2011, coming fresh off the heels of the “Arab Spring” and the Occupy movement, Time Magazine declared “The Protester” as that year’s person of the year. Five years later, the struggle continues across the global landscape, from the United States, to Brazil and Europe.
Sudan is in urgent need of a fresh democratic transition, and for an inclusive peace to avert negative scenarios.
I came across Instabug when I was in Cairo in 2013. Little did I know that this plucky startup, born in the Arab Spring, would eventually make it through Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class. Now they have gone on to raise $1.7M in a Seed round led by Accel Partners to expand beyond their original aim of mobile app bug reporting. Show More Summary
Across the world, the current generation of youth has been remarkably active in mobilizing against inequality. From the Arab Spring and the global Occupy movement to many political campaigns across the world, young people are often at the forefront of the fight. Efforts to explain this strong...
The West is now paying a high price for its policy of “not touching a terrorist as long as he doesn’t touch you,” ?eref O?uz wrote in Sunday’s issue of the Turkish daily newspaper Sabah.
Alexandra Alter traces how “a bleak, apocalyptic strain of post-revolutionary literature has taken root” in the Middle East following the Arab Spring. The post Dystopian (Non)Fictions appeared first on The Millions.
It seems a long time ago. Four years back, when human-rights campaigners, brave dissidents and their supporters assembled for an annual get-together in Oslo, there was a giddy optimism in the air.
ON FACEBOOK, RICHARD FERNANDEZ COMMENTS: “Maybe the Arab Spring was unlike the Color Revolutions because Barack Obama was unlike Ronald Reagan.” How the Syrian revolt went so horribly, tragically wrong.
A new wave of apocalyptic fiction is emerging from writers grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.
Many years ago, the average Arabs would attribute most of the woes of the Middle East to western conspiracies. But since the Arab Spring -- or winter! -- things started changing and youth in Arab countries would mock those who stillShow More Summary
A human-rights conference in Oslo showcases grounds for optimism about the future of the Arab world
During his years in power, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has changed the core principles of Ankara's domestic and foreign policy. Dreaming of being the leader of the Arab world, Erdogan has long supported Islamist movements in the Middle East.
We couldn’t go home, our staff went on strike, and hostile mobs waited for us.
Some thought the Arab Spring could not have happened without social media. But the necessity makes the means and not vice versa. May ’68 didn’t need Facebook. They had transistor radios.
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The fate of oil companies and nations hangs in the balance of oil prices. Russia could go broke. Some think that’s by US design. Saudi Arabia could experience its Arab Spring if oil prices remain too low too long. And OPEC is dead. That’s...Show More Summary
The expectations of the Arab Spring are being realized in the Jewish State where democracy, the rule of law, openness, and every type of freedom flourishes.
If the revolutionaries are exhausted, so is the government; more tired still are the country’s civilians, who have borne the brunt of the suffering. The following is an excerpt from the new book Syria Burning by Charles Glass (Verso, 2016): A dog in Lebanon, an old joke goes, was so hungry, mangy and tired of civil war that he escaped to Syria. Show More Summary
MOSCOW -- The Kremlin has been searching for a solution to the Internet problem since 2011. Worried by Twitter and Facebook's potential for mobilization after the Arab Spring and the protests against Vladimir Putin in Moscow in 2011,...Show More Summary