December 19, 2012

The Myth of the Islamist Winter

Olivier Roy, New Statesman

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Egypt and Tunisia aren’t sliding into chaos -- they are simply learning how to be democracies.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Tunisia, Egypt, Arab Spring


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 ››
December 14, 2012
Tunisia a Better Model for Arab Spring
Alan Philps, The National
A casual observer of the Arab world will most likely have concluded that the experiment in adapting political Islam to democracy has already failed. Almost two years ago, as the Arab revolutions began in Tunisia, it seemed a... more ››
December 11, 2012
Tunisia's Ennahda Clears the Decks to Dominate
Sana Ajmi, Daily Star
Members of Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly – the democratically elected body responsible for drafting the country’s constitution – put forward a new bill on Nov. 23 which would exclude politicians once... more ››
December 18, 2012
The Children of Hannibal
Michael J. Totten, City Journal
For the most part, the Arab Spring isn’t going well. In the post-Mubarak parliamentary elections, Egyptians voted for radical Islamists by a two-to-one margin. The Libyan state, totalitarian under Qaddafi, is now so weak... more ››
December 11, 2012
West Expects Too Much, Too Soon of Arab Spring
Nabila Ramdani, LES
Egypt should not be written off as a failed democracy before its leader has even had a chance to govern. more ››