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The Revolution Reaches Damascus

The Revolution Reaches Damascus | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DAMASCUS, Syria — Until this week, it appeared that Syria might be immune from the turmoil that has gripped the Middle East. But trouble may now be starting to brew.
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The Arab Revolutions: an end to the post-1967 problematic

The Arab Revolutions: an end to the post-1967 problematic | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunis and Egypt, despite still being the minority, have become the new rule, with the rest of the regimes being the exception.
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Libya Shifts Momentum Of Arab World Protests

Libya Shifts Momentum Of Arab World Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Many watchers thought Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi would topple fairly quickly under pressure from demonstrators, as did his counterparts in Egypt and Tunisia. But he has held on, which may be having an effect on popular uprisings in other countries across the region.»
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The Arab revolution: Of rocks and hard places

The Arab revolution: Of rocks and hard places | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Editorial: The Arab League is split and western military intervention risks hijacking a popular revolution
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The fate of the Arabs will be settled in Egypt, not Libya

The fate of the Arabs will be settled in Egypt, not Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: If Egyptians can build a genuinely popular democratic system, all the dominoes in the region will eventually fall
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Understanding Egypt's revolution

Understanding Egypt's revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The chair of the committee tasked with rewriting the Egyptian constitution reflects on the birth of a new regime.
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Libya, Bahrain, and the Arab spring

Even as the United States military quietly prepares for possible action against the Gaddafi regime, the violence of rulers in Tripoli and Manama promises to stall the Arab democratic wave of 2011.
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Withering of the jasmine

The jasmine revolution began as a romance and is now ending in tragedy. As the world dithers on intervention, Libya’s dictator Muammar Gaddafi is rapidly rolling up the rebellion that a week ago had seemed on the verge of toppling him.
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"There's a New Non-ideological Political Power in the Arab World"

"There's a New Non-ideological Political Power in the Arab World" | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The uprisings in the Arab world have to a certain extent turned existing political systems upside down in the authoritarian states of the region. The Middle East expert Arnold Hottinger talks to Mona Sarkis about the consequences of the protests, and what is likely to happen in the future
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