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The Arab Spring in Review

Five years later, the dismal record of the Arab Spring is all too apparent.  Syria burns, Egypt’s new Pharaoh goes from strength to strength, while the Gulf monarchs, having launched war in Yemen, have rarely seemed so lethal.   1,936 more words

Middle East

Show Details for the week of April 20th, 2015

On The Monitor this week:

  • Hillary Clinton makes her candidacy for President official. How much space is there on the American left to criticize her track record or to express concern about her foreign policy positions?
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The New Middle East

Show Details for the week of January 26th, 2015

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Experiencing Tunisia's First Parliamentary Elections [in its Capital's Suburbs]

October 26 was a huge day for Tunisia in national, historical and regional terms: this was the day of the North African country’s first truly democratic elections, its society finally reaping the fruits of the national uprisings it unleashed three years ago. 719 more words

Current Events

Obama's Syrian Mistake: Obama And al Qaeda Team Up In Syria!

– A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet –

If I was a cynical person, which, of course, I’m not, I’d probably say something like:  “Boy, America’s Syrian Adventure will sure divert the Media’s attention away from some of Obama’s problems here at home, right?”  But, see, I’m not at all cynical, so I didn’t say that, now did I? 1,069 more words


Barack Obama And The Fantasy Of Arab Democracy


I doubt that Egypt’s women and Christians are as excited about “democratization” as is Barack Obama… 442 more words

World Events

Wayne K. Spear: North America falls out of love with the Arab Spring

Electoral gains of the Muslim Brotherhood, most recently in Egypt and Libya, suggest that the Arab Spring came in like a lion and went out like a lamb to slaughter. 599 more words

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