What is the nature of the Arab Revolution? Why did it start and where is it headed? Most important, what is the potential for the emergence of new forms of political democracy, social equality, and regional autonomy in the Arab world? Let me introduce my position by stating what the Arab Revolution is not.
The 14th of January marks the first year since the Tunisian people pushed the country’s despot Ben Ali out of his palace and witnessed him flee the country into exile in Saudi Arabia. Today sees thousands of Tunisians come out to the street again, demanding jobs, dignity and recognition of the martyrs slain during the […]
Gregory Mann, Guest Blogger Have we already forgotten that the ‘Arab Spring’ began in the winter? Ben Ali and co. took flight in January, before the whole word learned that the Arabic word for ‘liberation’ is ‘Tahrir,’ as in ‘Tahrir Square.’ But Tunisia’s revolution is not yet ancient history—it’s still underway. Here in Tunis, the […]