The MI6 is recalling its men after the botched “Arab Spring”. It was Sir James Craig who in 2004 put this project together, its essential aim being to produce an “Arab Revolt” just like Lawrence of Arabia had organized against the Ottoman empire. Show More Summary
(University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities) Frustrated with Al Jazeera's coverage of the Arab Spring and the popular uprising in Syria, former Al Jazeera broadcasters and journalists established the pan-Arab satellite network Al Mayadeen in 2012 with support from Iran. Show More Summary
As we approach the end of the war against Syria, none of the initial goals of the Anglo-Saxons have been clearly reached. Not only has the Muslim Brotherhood failed to triumph via the Arab Springs, but they seem to be losing all over the region, apart from in Qatar and Turkey. Show More Summary
The once-extraordinary act has become commonplace in Tunisia, whether compelled by anger, depression or bitter disappointment, or meant to challenge the authorities.
Gabriella Coleman is the hacker anthropologist whose work on the free software movement, Anonymous and the Arab Spring, the politicization of hacking, and the true role of alt-right dank memes in the 2016 elections are critical reading for the 21st century. (more…)
The wave of revolutionary protests known as the Arab Spring occurred relatively early in the history of social media, less than five years after Twitter—a key factor in popular uprisings in countries like Egypt and Tunisia—was launched in summer 2006. Show More Summary
Following the Arab Spring, Qatar bet against Arab centers of power, siding with Iran, Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood.
AL-HOCEIMA, Morocco (Reuters) - Under the banner of the People's Movement, Moroccans have just staged the country's biggest political protest since the "Arab Spring" and some now say that only intervention by their king can defuse a deepening crisis.
The pretext offered was to cut the funding of terrorist groups. Yet the most significant demand had nothing to do with this: it was to close down al-Jazeera The move of Saudi Arabia,the UAE and Bahrain against Qatar was swift. It was launched on the back of a fake news report placed by hackers on the website of Qatar’s official news agency. Show More Summary
TUNISIA’S WAR ON CORRUPTION: Endemic governmental corruption sparked Tunisia’s Arab Spring revolt. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed says he means to end it. He’s right when he says “…Even social protests are exploited by this system (of corruption), and terrorists also benefit from it.” Stay tuned.
An overview of protests in Morocco, from the Arab Spring to Mouhcine Fikri's death to Nasser Zefzafi's arrest.
"Geopolitical anxiety looks extremely high," JPMorgan said in a note sent to clients on Tuesday. The investment bank said that: "Since President Trump's election, news coverage around topics such as war, terrorism and cyberattacks has...Show More Summary
Anxiety is growing in Latin America – the United States and the United Kingdom are preparing a « Spring » for them on the model of the « Arab Springs ». Of course, this time, it will not be a case of spreading war and dividing the populations...Show More Summary
Things went badly wrong for the National Ballet during the Arab Spring and the conservative religious backlash that followed. "The company is still recovering from the turmoil. Most foreign dancers fled amid the 2011 uprising. Foreign ballerinas are back, but now the company — like the rest of Egypt — struggles with austerity measures imposed […]
Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Inspired in part by Arab Spring uprisings, Bahrain has since...Show More Summary
The massive Arab Spring protests that began in late December 2010 and spread from North Africa to the Middle East generated huge crowds and had quick and profound effects—including the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who had held a firm grip on the country for decades.
Lords report calls for fresh alliances to be forged in region and criticises approaches to Syria, Arab spring and Saudi arms sales The UK must fundamentally rethink its approach to the Middle East and potentially distance itself from the “mercurial and unpredictable” leadership of Donald Trump, a major report has concluded. Show More Summary
Regime change was all the rage under the Obama administration -- especially in the middle east. The pitch was MUH democracy needed to be exported to savage lands, whose populations were largely an illiterate ensemble of archaic tribes...Show More Summary
Authoritarian regimes clamped down to cling to power, from Assad in Syria to Saddam in Iraq.