July 19, 2011

Why Arab Spring Never Came to the UAE

Angela Shah, Time

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A poll commissioned last month by The Doha Debates, the Qatar-based public forum, reported that many Gulf Arabs are afraid to speak out against their rulers in any capacity. That contrasted with the perspective of Arab respondents outside the Gulf, who live in the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, who said they felt they now had a more open political environment.

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