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Ousted Egypt leader Morsi sentenced to prison

Mohammed Morsi shot to power amid Muslim Brotherhood-fueled Arab Spring uprising, but was convicted in killing of protesters

-Is Islam Compatible with Western Democracy?

A few years ago we all witnessed on TV news the sight of thousands of protesters in Tunisia and later in Egypt calling for a change of government. The Western media and the Obama administration called it the ‘Arab Spring’ and celebrated it as a movement in favor of establishing Western style  democracies in place […]

Sudan's youth activists battle restraints and apathy

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - When the Arab Spring uprisings burst out four years ago, Bedreldin Mohamed believed that, finally, many of his Sudanese countrymen would join him in calling for an alternative to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, now in his 25th year in power.

The Real Arab Spring Is Happening in Israel

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The real Arab Spring is blooming in Israel. Arab activists are using the Jewish state’s robust democracy and independent institutions to push their agenda of radical, but peaceful, political change. A rainbow coalition of nationalists, Islamists, feminists, socialists and supporters of Jewish-Arab co-operation stood in last month’s election. Show More Summary

Can Voter Choice Technology Succeed Where Arab Spring Failed?

Yves here. As much as technology offers great promise as a way to create new routes for organizing, consensus-building, and decision-making, I'm not optimistic about the prospects for democracy in societies with no democratic traditions. Show More Summary

The Middle East: In the Shadow of the Gunmen

Post “Arab Spring,” the Middle East is in chaos. And ready to be devoured by the mullahs of Iran.

Tremors in the Middle East

It's been a while now since some analysts had started referring to the Arab Spring as the Arab Winter. The latter expression implies that hopes of a major transformation in the politics and economics of the greater Middle East stand dashed. Show More Summary

The Children of Syria: A War and Image Industry

by Asaad Al-Saleh When writing my new book, Voices of the Arab Spring, I did not feature the testimonials of children. Though the book surveys participants from various backgrounds, differing in age, politics, and education, it doesn’t address the Arab Spring from the perspective of children, even though they are also actors in it. Show More Summary

US May Ignite a New ‘Arab Spring’ in Central Asia

The United States will inevitably attempt to install political players under control of the West, destabilizing Central Asia, the newspaper vesti.uz wrote.

How sanctions and the Arab Spring helped Iran

Sanctions haven't turned Iranians against the government - worse, failed Arab uprisings have turned them off dissent.

How The Yemen Conflict Risks New Chaos In The Middle East

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.

Confused about the Middle East? So Is the United States

Emma Ashford Since the Arab Spring, many Middle Eastern countries have fallen into political chaos like dominoes. This week’s explosion of conflict in Yemen is just the most recent example. Though many of these conflicts are based on...Show More Summary

60 Minutes' Lara Logan Hospitalized Again After 2011 Sexual Assault

60 Minutescorrespondent Lara Logan has returned to the hospital to continue her recovery from a 2011 sexual assault, Breitbart News reports. Logan was covering the Arab Spring protests four year ago in Egypt when she was separated from her crew by a "group of men who tore at her clothes and groped... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com 60 Minutes Lara Logan

CBS’ Lara Logan Back in Hospital

4 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

According to a Breitbart report, CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan is back in the hospital tonight, due to complications from being sexually assaulted in 2011 while covering the Arab Spring in Egypt.

Will Tunisia ever be the same again?

Deadly Bardo museum attack has spread shock waves in country largely sheltered from unrest that hit Arab Spring nations.

Iraq, Libya... Iran? U.S. Activists Mark War Anniversaries With Spring Rising

March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straitsShow More Summary

Interview of Summers and Phelps

From a (much longer) interview of Larry Summers and Edmund Phelps:... Q: What do you feel is the relationship between capitalism and conflicts (such as the Arab Spring)? [Prof. Larry H. Summers] It’s very tempting to suggest that terrorism...

Will an Authoritarian Government Rise in Tunisia?

Until now, Tunisia seemed to have escaped the worst of the violence that has beset the countries of the Arab Spring. Instead, this small nation, whose revolution for democracy and dignity sparked a wave of protest across the Arab world four years ago, looked like the only success story left.But the

Growing Up in Syria: Children Images and War

Asaad Al-Saleh | (Informed Comment) When I wrote my book, “Voices of the Arab Spring” (Columbia UP, 2015), I did not feature testimonials by children. Though the book surveys participants from various…

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