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
Back in 2013, the catalyst used by the US to intervene in the Syrian conflict which started in the aftermath of the Arab Spring (which according to some was inspired by CIA intervention), was a YouTube clip allegedly showing a sarin gas attack by Assad troops on his own people in the town of Ghouta, which reportedly led to hundreds of casualties. Show More Summary
As Egypt swung from Islamist to military rule in a bloody coup two years into the Arab Spring, the Obama administration gave its major ally something that would hurt more than a military aid freeze: the cold shoulder. That is set to change on Monday when President Donald Trump hosts his Egyptian...
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a tough stance on the biggest mass protests of the past five years, comparing them to the bloodshed and chaos unleashed by the so-called “Arab Spring” revolutions and uprising in neighboring Ukraine. “The fight against corruption has become an instrument for selfish political goals,” Putin said at an international forum […]
A supportive documentary about the anti-Mubarak TV satirist Bassem Youssef, whose career followed the same trajectory as the Arab spring Bassem Youssef is the Egyptian surgeon turned TV satirist who in 2011 became a YouTube celebrity with his homemade broadcasts about Cairo’s Tahrir Square and the anti-Mubarak revolution. Show More Summary
Thomas Krens, the longtime director of the Guggenheim Foundation and the driving force behind the global expansion of the Guggenheim brand, now says "The world financial crisis and the Arab Spring has [sic]changed the equation radically... It may not be such a good idea these days to have an American museum... with a […]
The stories of Syrians, Iraqis and Egyptians emigrating and seeking dual nationality following the 2011 Arab Spring.
If the removal of Hosni Mubarak from the Egyptian presidency six years ago marked the peak of the Arab Spring uprisings, his return home a free man on Friday was a reminder for many that those revolutions all but failed. Mubarak, whose three-decades in power ended with hundreds of thousands shouting...
CAIRO — Six years after roaring crowds ousted him at the peak of the Arab Spring, former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was freed on Friday from the Cairo hospital where he had been detained, capping a long and largely fruitless effort to hold him accountable for human rights abuses and endemic corruption during his […]
Bassem Youssef likes to swear. The cover of Bassem Youssef’s new book, “Revolution for Dummies.” Credit: Courtesy of Harper Collins In his new book, “Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring,” Bassem Youssef uses the F-word as any number of parts of...
Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, left a military hospital on Friday where he spent much of the last six years in detention. The release of the 88-year old who ruled Egypt for three decades would have been unthinkable several years ago, but...
In six years, Egypt's Hosni Mubarak has gone from symbolising the hubris of Middle East dictators swept away by the Arab Spring uprisings to an emblem of dashed hopes. The strongman who ruled for 30 years had warned that if it were not for him chaos would grip Egypt. Show More Summary
Mubarak was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, was freed on Friday after six years in detention, his lawyer said. He...Show More Summary