Posts Tagged “Arab Spring”

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

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Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle

Algeria and Sudan: The next (but not last) Arab Spring cycle By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz State building takes decades not years. It is easier to topple dictators than regimes, and it is faster to change regimes than ideas. Protestors need to agree and organize to make a good transition to democracy. State building requires review…

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

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Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities

Lessons for Sudan’s and Algeria’s reformers from Arab Spring realities By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The recently sparked public unrest in Sudan and Algeria are not receiving the media attention they deserve. An earlier round of public protest in the Arab world has discouraged many sympathizers of reform.  True, the 2011-2012 uprising in Tunisia advanced the…

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

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Waves Burst from Time to Time

Waves Burst from Time to Time Modern history teaches us to believe that revolutions are led by the masses, despite the good intentions of the idealist elite. By Abdennour Toumi The political Tsunami that swept the Arab lands from Manama to the shores of Tripoli, finally came to rest in Algiers’ harbor eight years ago….

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Palestinian human rights activist publishes memoir on Arab Spring

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Palestinian human rights activist publishes memoir on Arab Spring

Palestinian human rights activist publishes memoir on Arab Spring A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring is a critical memoir documenting years of upheaval presents a compelling personal view of life in Gaza for progressive youth; Gaza has always been rebellious . . . stubborn, addictive. I’m her daughter, and I look…

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

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Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says

Tunisia in transition with hope and challenges, UN expert says Tunisia has continued to make progress on democracy since the revolution more than seven years ago, including a Constitution guaranteeing fundamental rights for all Tunisians, but there is still a lot to do, says a UN human rights expert. “Tunisia still faces numerous challenges, including…

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New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War

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New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War

New Book: “Burning Country” – New edition, Syrians in Revolution and War by authors Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami Paperback | 20th February 2018 | 9780745337821 | 320pp | £14.99 In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a war…

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