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Arab Spring

The Arab World needs a psychological revolution

This week I decided to travel near the border separating Morocco and Algeria for some primary research for my website …

Did ISIS “hijack” the Arab Spring?

Across the Middle East, ISIS emerged out of the ashes of failed aspirations. The Arab Spring promised so much and, …

My gripe with monarchy

It seems almost conceivable that, in 2018, we still have governments that obtain their power through hereditary decree. Inside and …

Can Tunisia be considered an example of Arab Spring success?

January 2018 saw the eruption of protests, demonstrations and violent clashes with police in cities and towns across Tunisia. A …

Celebrating the lives of Arab dissidents – Part I

“The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. One hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!” So wrote the …

Who cares if the Middle-East is incompatible with democracy?

This article is a response to an article by Osama Filali Naji claiming that democracy is compatible with the Middle …

On the limitations and promises of Arab millennials

This article was first published on: 03/10/2016 on Reformer Magazine @ https://reformermag.com/on-the-limitations-and-promise-of-arab-millennials-b5939ca24c7#.ivjeuxk94 26/10/2016 on Global Comment @ http://globalcomment.com/on-the-limitations-and-promise-of-arab-millennials/ While the media is …

Where does the term “Arab Spring” originate?

When I first moved to the Middle East, to Egypt in September 2010, the talk on the street was of …

The Middle-East is compatible with democracy

I would like to thank Laura Hawkes for her inputs to this article. I would also like to thank Lorenzo …

The Arab Spring – 5 years on

Five years ago, a series of unprecedented uprisings and demonstrations broke out in countries across the Middle East and North …