July 13, 2012
Arab Spring and Islamist Ascendancy
Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national authority is weak. Yet even if the government of Mahmoud Jibril is able to rein in the militias and establish a functioning democracy, it will be the Arab Spring exception.
TAGGED: Arab Spring, Islamism, Bashar al-Assad, Muslim Brotherhood, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Political Islam