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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

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.

April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit,…

April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

ISOBEL COLEMAN: Good afternoon. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us here this afternoon. I'm Isobel Coleman. I'm a senior fellow here at the Council on Foreign Relations and director …

October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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June 23, 2011

Political Movements
The Arab Uprisings: Initial Observations

CFR's Robert Danin details the causes that sparked the Arab Spring and projects what the outcome from these uprisings may be.

May 5, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
How Arab Youth See the Middle East

Experts discuss public opinion trends among Arab youth, including perceptions of economic opportunities, religion, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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February 8, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Arab Uprisings: Trends and Prospects

Major Arab countries of the Gulf have sought to quell dissent at home while providing funds, patronage, and media coverage for Arab uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria. As instability grips…

September 22, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Restoring Stability in a Turbulent Middle East: A Perspective From the League of Arab States

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit discusses the state of affairs in the Middle East. 

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March 29, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Arab Uprisings: How Did We Get Here?

Margaret MacMillan, warden at University of Oxford's St. Antony's College and professor of history at University of Toronto, gives an overview of the Arab uprisings and discusses the historical conte…