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A REALISTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE ARAB SPRING AFTER A DECADE
Arab Spring was the name used for the wave of pro-democracy protests and uprisings that took place in some of the Middle Eastern and North African states beginning in 2010 and 2011 and challengingRead More »
THE SYRIAN TUNNEL AND THE SPRING
When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. When EgyptRead More »
INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR MANUEL FEREZ
Ayşe Yarar: Mr. Ferez, thank you very much for accepting our interview proposal. Could you please give some information about your academic life and studies? Manuel Ferez: I am a Professor on Middle EasternRead More »
EGYPT 2013: WHAT CAN YOU TELL?
Genuine democracy requires practice and partnership, and cannot be realized aloof from people. Mobilizing crowds to replace the ballot box is very dangerous as the lust for power and authority can be cast inRead More »
EGYPT: COUP OR A COURSE CORRECTION?
During the past few weeks, I have been dismayed at the degree of intolerance and rigidity in the positions of quarreling parties in Egypt, with both taking defensive attitudes, unwilling to listen to theRead More »
THE ARAB WORLD AND DEMOCRACY
The Arab Spring struck the Middle East to the core as popular uprisings landed in Tunisia then Egypt, Libya followed suit after Yemen, yet the course of events was doomed when the process wasRead More »
THE ARAB SPRING: A CONSPIRACY THEORY OR NATION’S WILL?
Revolts did not knock on the door, they just sneaked in the Arab region, toppling some regimes while shaking the thrones of others. Analyses began to heap in an attempt to examine this stateRead More »