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
Following five years outside of the international spotlight, the best African team of the previous decade has new talent and the right manager to lead them. Feb. 10, 2010. Luanda, Angola. With six minutes remaining and the final of the...Show More Summary
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's prime minister has broken off talks to form a new government with two main coalition partners three months after the country's elections, deepening the worst political deadlock since the 2011 Arab Spring.
The Arab world is home to 5% of the global population, but accounts for half of all terrorist attacks. With poverty outpacing the growth in numbers of young people and democracy crushed, a revolt could re-emerge This month marks sixShow More Summary
The outgoing Team Obama has made a hash of the Middle East. They blew off the Iranian Green Revolution. They blew off the Arab Spring, right up till it hit
The prime suspect in the German Christmas market attack was from a north African country that has become a breeding ground for extremism and is one of the top exporters of jihadists. Tunisia was once thought to be an Arab Spring success...Show More Summary
A petty criminal in Tunisia before the Arab spring, the Berlin attack suspect became radicalised after travelling to Italy As the police officers looked at the body on Piazza I Maggio, they could have had no idea they had just fatally shot Europe’s most wanted man. Show More Summary
Here's a insightful cartoon about the terrible events in Syria where the refusal of the dictator Bashar al-Assad to face up to calls for reform, in the wake of the Arab Spring, has left much of this ancient country in ruins. In someShow More Summary
Moha Ennaji | (Project Syndicate) | – – FEZ – The escalation of radicalism, violence, and civil wars in the Middle East since the so-called Arab Spring revolts began in 2010 has…
Amr Al-Azm ? @ alazmamr 4.12 Note that the Palmyrene reliefs along with the other objects were looted (2008-2009) long before the Arab Spring... The Apamea artefacts were looted apparently when the ancient town was in regime hands. So which dealers and collectors are supplying funds to the Syrian regime by buying antiquities from them?
After nearly six years, Syria's civil war started under Hillary Clinton's watch in March 2011 during the Arab Spring protest, is finally coming to an end. The battle for one of the most contested Syrian cities during the war, AleppoShow More Summary
Civil wars, atrocities, ethnic cleansings and mass migration are the most visible signs of the post-Arab Spring Middle East. Where there were such high hopes, there is today despair and destruction, and it is all the result of the collapse...Show More Summary
MICHAEL TOTTEN: Almost Everyone Got The Arab Spring Wrong. “How did so many journalists, diplomats, academics, and analysts get Egypt so wrong? It was partly the result of hope and naiveté. But the Muslim Brotherhood also waged a brilliantly effective campaign of deception at home and abroad, hoping to convince as many people as possible […]
I reviewed Eric Trager's book, Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days for Commentary magazine. Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared toShow More Summary
brucesterling: ”Patriotic Spring” movement of pro-Russian de-globalizers How far we’ve swung from the ‘Arab Spring’.
The hopes that the Arab Spring five years ago would lead to more opportunities for women have largely not panned out. However, there are women in all areas of life who have become leaders in their own way and are fighting for more freedom. Here are the stories of five women.
The violence sweeping across the Arab world isn't a consequence of the Arab Spring, but of decades of dictatorship.
The goal is not revenge, says head of commission investigating crimes and abuses dating back to 1955 in country that sparked the Arab spring Tunisian television is to broadcast testimony from victims of decades of authoritarian rule,...Show More Summary
By Christopher M. Davidson | (Informed Comment) | – – Swept along on a tidal wave of euphoria, by spring 2011 many had cautiously begun to believe that the wave of Arab…