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March 29, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Spring

In National Review magazine, I write about which Arab regimes will reform and survive--and which will not. On balance, I argue that the Arab monarchies have a better chance than the fake "republics"…

April 23, 2014

Egypt
Arab Spring Reality Check

This article was originally published here on Muftah on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  It has been more than three years since the uprisings in the Arab world began.  The civil war in Syria, the persiste…

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September 19, 2011

France
The Arab Springs

Related Reading:The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next, CFR ebook

May 2, 2012

Hamas and the Arab Spring

It would be logical to assess that Hamas (a part of the Muslim Brotherhood) must be a winner from the "Arab Spring." The various revolts have brought Islamists into power in several Arab countries, a…

October 25, 2017

Arab Spring
Dashed Hopes of the Arab Spring

Council on Foreign Relations 10/25 Academic Conference Call on Dashed Hopes of the Arab Spring with Steven Cook

May 1, 2012

Israel
The Arab Spring and the Palestinians

With the outbreak of political activity and elections in Egypt and Tunisia, and the recent dismissal of the prime minister in Jordan, what do Palestinians think about their frozen political situation…

January 27, 2012

United States
Souring on the Arab Spring?

Is the "Arab Spring" turning away from democracy, and leading instead to religious extremism? Was the enthusiasm for the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere shown by many cheerleaders for democr…

July 13, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Zimbabwe and an “Arab Spring

Zimbabwe is rapidly deteriorating, if not imploding. In the midst of a drought, estimates are that up to half of the rural population will face hunger or famine in the coming year. The economy is con…

Zimbabwe and an Arab Spring

March 8, 2012

Gender
Arab Spring and Women’s Rights

On International Women’s Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.

September 25, 2013

Tunisia
The Arab Spring and International Constitutionalism

Mohamed Moncef Marzouki discusses the Arab Spring and the Tunisian initiative on creating an International Constitutional Court.