Posts Tagged: Arab Spring
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.
Deposed Tunisian President Zine al Abedine Ben Ali left a legacy of repression, torture, and death.
Medical ethics has a long and honorable history that U.S. officials and medical professionals must uphold for the doctors and nurses in Bahrain.
Although many challenges lie ahead, Ennahda's victory in Tunisia shows that the country is starting to work like a real democracy.
In response to popular pressures, the Algerian regime is making gestures toward reform. But the real problem is the regime itself.