April 15, 2014

The Two Wise Men of Tunisia's Transition

Emily Cadei, Ozy

The Associated Press

Even though the country boasts one of the Arab world’s most liberal and cosmopolitan societies — where women are as likely to be out and about in jeans and a ponytail as they are in traditional Muslim garb, and European sunbathers dot the beaches — regional experts say Tunisians are betraying their patriarchal tendencies by gravitating toward a handful of senior graybeards to lead them into the future.

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TAGGED: Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi, Rached Ghannouchi


April 9, 2014
Food Prices Are Going to Topple More Governments
Josh Keating, Slate
The Arab Spring may become the textbook example of the geopolitics of food prices -- the food riots and subsequent revolutions transfixed the world. But shifts in food price may be responsible for an even more profound reordering... more ››