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The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring” - Redress Information & Analysis

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring” - Redress Information & Analysis | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Nureddin Sabir says the “Arab Spring” had been misunderstood from the start and, at least in Syria and Libya, what were said to be pro-democracy revolutions were in fact Islamist insurrections.
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US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation : These Pro-Israel Groups Want to Stifle Academic Freedom

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation : These Pro-Israel Groups Want to Stifle Academic Freedom | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
RT @US_Campaign: Take Action to Protest Attempts to Monitor & Defund Middle East Studies on Campus: http://t.co/UkP7JxFSLw
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Does US Overstate Importance of Middle East? - Voice of America

Does US Overstate Importance of Middle East? - Voice of America | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States must remain “deeply engaged” in the Middle East because it has a direct impact on the U.S. economy and national security. But is th...
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Tunisia: After The Revolution And The Arab Spring

The only country to emerge from the Arab Spring with anything close to a democracy, Tunisia has become a beacon of hope for the Arab world. But elections aren't everything, and not everyone...
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Arab Spring activist "One thing I realized is that change is gradual and revolutions are processes"

Arab Spring activist "One thing I realized is that change is gradual and revolutions are processes" | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Wael Ghonim was an instrumental leader in the Arab Spring in Egypt in 2011. But back then, he didin't have an activism background.
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Did Dubai Do It? - NYTimes.com

Did Dubai Do It? - NYTimes.com | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
“Dubai is the capital of the Arab Spring — the real revolution started here,” .... http://t.co/ftT9vzQdo4
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Emel Mathlouthi: Voice Of The Tunisian Revolution

Emel Mathlouthi: Voice Of The Tunisian Revolution | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
With all that's going on in the Middle East now, it's easy to forget that the Arab Spring began just two years ago in Tunisia.
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Adebajo - From Arab Spring to African Harmattan - The Guardian

THE "Arab spring" that was sparked by an abused street-vendor in Tunisia in 2011 spread to Egypt and then to Libya to topple three long-ruling autocrats: Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, and Muammar Qaddafi.
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Telling the Story of the Arab Spring: an Interactive Graffiti Map

Telling the Story of the Arab Spring: an Interactive Graffiti Map | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Political and social protests can take many shapes, and be represented by both people and art.
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At Birthplace of the Arab Spring, Discontent Opens a Door to the Past - New York Times

At Birthplace of the Arab Spring, Discontent Opens a Door to the Past - New York Times | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Almost four years after the uprising that overthrew President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and set off the Arab Spring, frustration in Tunisia is such that people often say they wish for a return of the Ben Ali era.
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Grave matters: Arab artist uses ‘graves’ to depict Arab Spring – The Express Tribune

Grave matters: Arab artist uses ‘graves’ to depict Arab Spring – The Express Tribune | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Faisal Samra uses instal­lation as a metaph­or to repres­ent ‘inflat­ed ideas of the media’ about the revolu­tion.
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Prof. Ahmed Samatar, Arab Spring 3 years later

Prof. Ahmed Samatar, Arab Spring 3 years later | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Dr. Ahmed I. Samatar, founding Dean of Macalester's Institute for Global Citizenship, has lectured at many universities and colleges, including Cornell, Harv...
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The geostrategic consequences of the Arab Spring - Open Democracy

The Arab awakening is creating a new socio-political and economic reality in the region, transforming the balance of power, not because states have become stronger, but rather because states have become weak and fragile.
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Three assumptions about the Middle East that are just plain wrong - Reuters Blogs (blog)

Three assumptions about the Middle East that are just plain wrong - Reuters Blogs (blog) | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Generalizations erase the nuances of ground realities, which can lead to foreign policy trouble.
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The 'Arab Spring' and other American seasons

The 'Arab Spring' and other American seasons | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
The uprisings have raised great economic expectations on the part of the majority of Tunisians and Egyptians.
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Study predicts only minor adjustments to US arms aid to Egypt - Jerusalem Post

Study predicts only minor adjustments to US arms aid to Egypt - Jerusalem Post | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
In addition, countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are supporting the Egyptian government.
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The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East - Foreign Policy

The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East - Foreign Policy | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is conducting a "policy review" on what to do about Syria and Iraq. But rehashing the same strategy could just make a bad situation even worse.
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The Israeli minister who made a revolution in the Arab Christian community - Haaretz

The Israeli minister who made a revolution in the Arab Christian community - Haaretz | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Israeli Christians who consider themselves s,Aramean not Arabs, are calling Gideon Sa’ar their very own Herzl after government recognizes their community.
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Reflections on the Arab uprisings

Reflections on the Arab uprisings | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
With the rush of events, what did political scientists miss during the Arab uprisings?
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The Next Presidents Mideast Mess - Politico

The Next Presidents Mideast Mess - Politico | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Even God, it seems, is tired of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute—and the never-ending standoff between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu.
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As Tunisia Goes To The Polls, What Next For The Arab Spring's Only True ... - Forbes

Tunisia is where it all started. In December 2010, protests began among Tunisians unhappy about their employment prospects and the political restrictions imposed upon them.
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Will the 'third revolution' start from Tunisia? - Al-Arabiya

Will the 'third revolution' start from Tunisia?
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Historically, the first wave of revolutions started when the people in Arab countries rose up against the colonial powers and their various proxy regimes after World War II.
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Jerusalem attack reflects rising tension

Jerusalem attack reflects rising tension | The Arab Revolution Daily | Scoop.it
Tension has been rising in Jerusalem since the summer, and after a failure of diplomacy Israel and the Palestinians are further apart than ever, says BBC Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen.
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