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The Unraveling of the Arab Spring Narrative

Four years ago, Tunisia and the Egypt erupted in broad popular revolts. At first, analysts, Arab and Westerners alike, were confounded. When Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and Syria followed, in short order, the upheavals came to be described...Show More Summary

Tunisia's Persistence Towards Economic Development

The Jasmine Revolution of Tunisia was the first in a series of democratic uprisings that extended to a number of North African and Middle Eastern countries, in what became known collectively as the Arab Spring. Earlier this month, Tunisia’s new unicameral parliament held its inaugural session at the nation’s capital. Show More Summary

Tunisia hopes to return to stability after Sunday’s vote

Tunis – Tunisians vote in the second round of a presidential election on Sunday, capping off four years of a sometimes chaotic transition since their country sparked the Arab Spring. Incumbent Moncef Marzouki faces political veteran Beji Caid Essebsi in the vote – the first time Tunisians will be allowed to freely elect their president […]

Assessing the Arab Spring Uprisings After Four Years

Robin Wright: It's sobering to see what has happened to what was once, wistfully, known as the Arab Spring. Many in three of these four nations are worse off, and in the fourth some are only marginally better off.

Tunisia's Adenauer: The 'Old Man' Essebsi

It's a recurrent motto in the Arab region: revolutions make things worse. The so-called Arab Spring went from a bad situation for many in the region to a truly terrible one, with one notable exception -- Tunisia. The region can learn a lot from Tunisia, which is completing a successful political transition. Show More Summary

Dominic Di-Natale Dead: Fox News Veteran Was 43

Dominic Di-Natale, who covered the recent riots in Ferguson, MO, for Fox News and earlier had reported from Osama bin Laden's compound and the Arab Spring riots in Egypt, was found dead Wednesday in Jefferson County, CO. He was 43. Fox...Show More Summary

We Are the Giant

The passion and idealism that fuel both successful and attempted revolutions provide the human focus of Greg Barker’s “We Are the Giant,” a dramatic account of people active in the movements sparked by the Arab Spring. Looking at two...Show More Summary

'We Are the Giant' gives a fractured view of Arab Spring

Profiling agitators on the front lines in Libya, Syria and Bahrain, the documentary "We Are the Giant" puts names and faces to the "Arab Spring" unrest.

'American Spring'?

As in the Arab Spring, young people like the Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United, protesting police practices in the black community, have created a "free space" in the national political continuum. What will fill that space...Show More Summary

An Investment Bank Revives Along With Egypt

After huge losses during the Arab Spring, EFG Hermes is again bringing companies public and placing foreign money into Egypt’s booming stock market.

Film Review: "We Are the Giant"

We Are the Giant MOTTO PICTURES Bahraini sisters and activists Maryam and Zainab al-Khawaja are the heart of this devastating look at the lives behind three Arab Spring uprisings. The film's interviews are interspersed with grainy, often...Show More Summary

Syria Goes Dark

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man blog, Syria Then and Now “Arab Spring” situations have an inexorable tendency to go pear-shaped (Tunisia, the first country to experience one is the lone exception, but even there the “old guard” is reportedly making a comeback, so the whole thing was essentially for nothing in the end). Show More Summary

Egyptian Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak

Seen as major setback for what's left of Arab Spring movement

With Mubarak Acquitted, Egypt’s Arab Spring Is Over

The former strongman's acquittal shows Egypt has turned back to the clock to before the Tahrir Square uprising.

Arab Spring Ends with Mubarak Acquittal

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Verdict leaves supporters cheering and opponents gnashing their teeth in frustration. Make no mistake: Egypt’s oppressive “deep state” is back.

Tunisia Holds First Presidential Election Since Revolution

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, it marked a milestone, a Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.

Remember the Arab Spring? Here’s what’s left.

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring, holds presidential elections on Sunday. It’s been more than three years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire, triggering anti-government demonstrations that would spread throughout the Middle East. Show More Summary

Tunisians go to the polls today, and I go with them.

Tabarak, Tunisia— If there is a place where the seedlings of the Arab Spring might avoid being burned to a...

An Israeli-Arab Spring? 1.6 mn Palestinian-Israelis are Marginalized, Angry and Defiant

By Emile Nakhleh | – WASHINGTON, Nov 20 2014 (IPS) – The recent killing of an Arab youth by the police in the Israeli Arab village of Kafr Kanna, outside Nazareth, the…

Decrypting the Arab Obsession with Conspiracy Theories (L’Orient Le Jour, Lebanon)

Why is the Muslim world such fertile ground for every conspiracy theory imaginable? Using the attacks of September 11, 2001, the revolts of 2011 (the Arab Spring) and the recent offensive by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as a jumping off point, Lebanon’s L’Orient Le Jour consulted authors, politicians and economists to investigate. [...]Show More Summary

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