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Arab World Transforms

The past few weeks have witnessed an astonishing transformation in the Middle East. For many years, there has been a widely held belief in an “Arab exception” to the desire for democracy. Submission to powerful secular or religious authorities has long been considered evidence of widespread and unchangeable cultural norms. But since the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, and the subsequent outbreak of Tunisia’s “Jasmine Revolution,” those preconceptions have been completely overthrown.

Introduction
The past few weeks have witnessed an astonishing transformation in the Middle East. For many years, there has been a widely held belief in ...

The 21st Century Arab Awakening?
Was Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution the Arab world’s “Gdansk moment”? Inspired by their Tunisian soulmates, Egyptian demonstrators ...

Can Egypt Become a True Democracy?
Hosni Mubarak’s resignation as President of Egypt marks the beginning of an important stage in that country’s transition to a new ...

Social Networks Helped Spark Revolutions Across Mideast
The "Cairo Necropolis" is a bustling jumble of tombs and mausoleums where some 5 million homeless and impoverished (out of 18 million ...

Why Egypt Should Worry China
A strictly economic interpretation of events in Tunisia and Egypt would be too simplistic -- however tempting such an exercise is for an ...

Violent Repression Provoked in Libya
Moammar Gadhafi blames youths and social media for spreading revolution. Will the uprising and violent repression of dissent result in ...

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