Posts Tagged: Arab Spring
Are the changes in Tunisia deep and enduring, or simply cosmetic?
The Arab revolts disrupted a dispiriting pattern in the Arab world, and these political and intellectual challenges continue to resonate.
The NATO intervention in Libya is likely to produce a more militarized and insecure world, and this will be its most enduring legacy.
The Jewish community in Tunisia survived regime change comparatively unscathed.
Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states are using their wealth to counter external challenges (Iran) and internal ones (the Arab Awakening).
Tunisia is an indication that the U.S. recognizes it's been riding dark horses in the Middle-East for too long.
An Asian spring may be next.
Given the history of Western support for corrupt secular governments, the popularity of moderate Islamist parties should come as little surprise--nor should it be cause for concern.
In Tunisia, the Obama administration has no choice but to make peace with political Islam.
Tunisia's economy is crying out for state intervention.