January 14, 2012

U.S. Can Nurture Arab Spring's Economic Roots

Bloomberg, Bloomberg

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Saturday marks one year since uprisings in the Arab world for the first time extirpated an autocrat: Tunisia’s Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Arab Spring


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