December 11, 2012

West Expects Too Much, Too Soon of Arab Spring

Nabila Ramdani, London Evening Standard

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Egypt should not be written off as a failed democracy before its leader has even had a chance to govern.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Arab Spring, Middle East


December 9, 2012
After the Arab Spring
Robin Wright, Los Angeles Times
Egypt is consumed with a democracy of distrust. Young revolutionaries resent that the Muslim Brotherhood has been the primary beneficiary of an uprising it did not spark. The Morsi government made a power grab last month out of... more ››
November 30, 2012
Ignore Neocons -- Arab Spring Doing Fine
Mehdi Hasan, New Statesman
Long live the Arab Spring - despite the murmurs about Morsi’s “pharaonic” decree in Egypt and the Syrian bloodbath, I refuse to lose faith in the people of the Arab world. more ››
December 2, 2012
Egypt's Misogynistic Democracy
Charity Wallace, NY Daily News
The proposed founding document does not represent all Egyptians. Islamists seized control of the drafting process, shutting liberals, secular Egyptians and Christians out of the debate. What is perhaps most significant and... more ››
December 6, 2012
Get Ready for More Mideast Violence
Thomas Donnelly, Weekly Standard
The greater Middle East, the mostly Muslim lands stretching from North and West Africa to South Asia, is in the throes of profound change. And it’s not just the “Arab Spring” and its aftermath. Two other trends are shaping... more ››
December 5, 2012
Salafists Threaten Tunisia's Future
Alexander Smoltczyk, Der Spiegel
Almost two years after the Arab Spring got its start in Tunisia, Salafists are intimidating women, artists and intellectuals. Many fear that the government is tacitly supporting the radical Islamists in their efforts to turn the... more ››