Thanks to recent incidents like the Arab Spring uprising and the story of Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl who became an international icon for women's rights after being shot in the head and nearly killed by Taliban members...Show More Summary
Corruption is bad and getting worse in three Middle Eastern countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings launched in part to combat graft and other abuses, according to a survey released Tuesday by an international watchdog group. Transparency International cited on-going political instability in Yemen, Syria and Libya for the rise in corruption. On a scale [...]
The vulnerabilities of the six targets, according to an October 2012 document, range from "online promiscuity" to "pragmatic on the Arab Spring." The NSA used its surveillance methods to spy on the online activities of radicals in an attempt to embarrass them and undermine their credibility. Show More Summary
The time has come to set up an Arab Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ABRD) to address the multiple challenges faced by countries in transition in a region where the 'Arab spring' has turned into a firestorm. The new bank would be a vehicle for transformation and collective action. Show More Summary
Tonight on @newshour, Tunisia - The birthplace of the Arab Spring is struggling as it attempts to reset its democracy. @hari reports-- Justin Kenny (@JustinPKenny) November 25, 2013
You can't help but being skeptical of this agreement with Iran tonight. This administration has consistently miscalculated on foreign policy. Iraq, the Arab Spring, Egypt, and Libya are examples where there were great expectations but the actual results were disastrous. Show More Summary
The Square depicts events in Cairo's Tahrir Square Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style...Show More Summary
Trying to find the rhyme and reason in the markets these days can cause a lot of investors to feel anxious. We continually face negative catalysts in the market — European Sovereign Debt Crisis, Fukushima, Flash Crash, Arab Spring, etc. — yet the market marches higher.
The gas-rich Persian Gulf state, which is slightly smaller than Connecticut, wanted to host world-class sporting events; to build a network of top-tier universities and museums; and to push, tweak and manipulate regional politics to reshape the Arab world to its liking. At the moment, that last priority isn’t going so well. If 2011 was [...]
During the past three years, the Middle East has changed faster than anyone could have ever anticipated. When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia, in December 2010, he couldn't have known his death would trigger extraordinary...Show More Summary
Many elements have been published concerning the human links between the Muslim brotherhood and the Obama Administration. They permit a better understanding of the role played by the Brotherhood during the ''Arab Spring''. 1. On the...Show More Summary
"Social Media Power Freedom," mural in Cairo, Egypt, April 2011.
LONDON (Reuters) - The chaotic fallout of the "Arab Spring" is fuellin g a surge in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the Mediterranean, and cash-strapped regional powers are struggling to respond. Last month, European...Show More Summary
Two Arab states that weathered the storms of the Arab spring are the military republic of Algeria and the neighboring kingdom of Morocco. The kingdom managed to endure the wave of revolutions in 2011-2012, as I have described previously,...Show More Summary
Take a look at news photos of the protests in Egypt that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in February 2011, as I did recently, and it already feels as though you are looking back on a bygone era. At the time, western observers were shocked to see so many women among the protestors. Show More Summary
Twitter can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money? ||| New York - It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money? Protesters famously used Twitter to organise during the Arab Spring three years ago. President Barack...Show More Summary
"If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family - and a whole nation." An African Proverb. October 11 marked the International Day of the Girl Child, highlighting the marginalization of girls and women everywhere. Show More Summary
Riot police in Bahrain have raided an Arab spring–related art show organized by Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, a political opposition group in the small gulf kingdom, the Guardian reports.
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Why is Syria so pivotal?The conflict in Syria began in March 2011 as a pro-democracy movement, like other Arab Spring uprisings. But as foreign fighters have poured in on both sides, the rebellion has morphed into a sectarian civil war that other Islamic nations see as pivotal for the entire region. Show More Summary