November 3, 2012

Arab Spring? More Like a Hurricane

The Daily Star, Daily Star

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For some time now, there have been fears that the Arab Spring phenomenon has been heading toward an Arab winter, but recent developments are moving the process in the direction of a hurricane. In Tunisia, the swiftest and least bloody toppling of a dictator was the “easy” part. But authorities there are now presiding over a steady deterioration of a country where stability and an openness to the outside world are key to economic viability. This week, Tunisians have witnessed a government unable to provide resources to, and protection for, the very people they expect to ensure stability throughout the country – policemen.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Arab Spring

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