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The Death of Spring

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The democratic “Arab Spring” (Islamist Spring) is unraveling or tearing itself asunder with grave human rights violations and degenerating to further political oppression. The youth-bulge in highly Muslim developing nations, the poor economic performance, corruption, lack of freedoms, and abuses are all well cited reasons for the regional unrest and uprisings.

The Arab Spring Turns Two

By Dr. Laura Culbertson
Faculty Member, International Relations at American Public University

It was two years ago this December when protests erupted across the Arab world following the self-immolation of Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi on Dec. 17, 2010. During these two years, the world witnessed the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia and President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, as well as the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.

‘Poland strengthening ties with Jordan, Arab region’

AMMAN — Bilateral ties between Poland and Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, have become stronger after the Arab Spring, a Polish diplomat said on Thursday.

“The Arab Spring created a new climate in bilateral relations between Poland and the Arab states,” said Michal Murkocinski, director of the Africa and Middle East Department in the Polish ministry of foreign affairs.

The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Hamas-Israeli Conflict

By William Tucker It is not uncommon for multiple ‘what if’ questions to arise in the midst of conflict, and while many can be easily answered or dismissed, the question of how the Arab Spring will impact the recent Israeli-Hamas bout deserves attention. To be sure, speculation is rife over how the regional changes will impact U.S. interests and other dynamics in the Middle East.

Bahrain’s Ongoing Unrest

By William Tucker The Bahraini Interior Ministry announced a ban on all rallies and public gatherings last week as the kingdom looks for a way to end the unrest that occurred over the last year and a half. Seemingly in response to the prohibition, five small explosions occurred in the capital Manama today, killing two foreign workers. According to reports, the improvised explosive devices were small.

Trouble in the Sinai

By William Tucker The Arab Spring is often celebrated by reciting the roll call of overthrown autocrats. But revolutions, in the end, will be judged primarily by what they build, not what they destroy. And in this respect, a year of revolution has refashioned exhilaration into paradox. – Henry Kissinger A paradox, indeed. For years the Sinai peninsula has been left underdeveloped. Some have ascribed this to the peninsula’s demilitarization.