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Saudi Oil Reform Risk 'Unrest at Best, Arab Spring Turmoil at Worst'

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.

Global Protests Pose Serious Threat to Exploitative System

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.

Will the Arab Winter spring again in Sudan?

Sudan is in urgent need of a fresh democratic transition, and for an inclusive peace to avert negative scenarios.

YC’s Instabug raises $1.7M Seed round led by Accel to grow beyond bugs

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

Why young people aren’t keeping up: From the Joneses to the Kardashians

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

'Flowers of Evil': Forget Arab Spring, European Spring is Coming

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.

Dystopian (Non)Fictions

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.

Digital technology is keeping the spirit of the Arab Spring alive

3 weeks agoReligion : Erasmus

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 be…

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.

Middle Eastern Writers Find Refuge in the Dystopian Novel

A new wave of apocalyptic fiction is emerging from writers grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring.

Biased Media Coverage Exposed by the Tragedy of EgyptAir Flight 804

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

Digital technology is keeping the spirit of the Arab Spring alive

last monthReligion : Erasmus

A human-rights conference in Oslo showcases grounds for optimism about the future of the Arab world

Arab Spring 'Inspired Erdogan to Support Islamists' in 4 Muslim Countries

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.

Reader’s Diary: Kristin Ross’s ‘May ’68 and Its Afterlives’

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

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.

Venezuela This is Your Arab Spring (Video)

By EconMatters It is time for Venezuelans to organize and reject their failed government`s inept policies, kick out their incompetent leaders, and unqualified military generals from running business enterprises. © EconMatters All Rights Reserved | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Email Digest | Kindle

The OPEC Epoch is Over – Where are oil prices headed now?

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

Arab Spring Vs. Jewish Spring

last monthReligion / Judaism : Aish.com

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.

Arab Spring or Syrian Winter? 200,000 Estimated Dead, 8 Million Have Fled, and Exhausted Activists Have Given Up

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

Once a Defender of Internet Freedom, Putin Is Now Bringing China's Great Firewall to Russia

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

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