Articles tagged with: Arab Spring

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
on : Wednesday, 14 May, 2014

The Changing Face of Gulf Aid

Together with Saudi Arabia, the three comparatively wealthy Gulf states of Qatar, Kuwait, and the UAE have provided an estimated 90 percent of all Arab aid financing since 1970. These figures demonstrate the pivotal role of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states in any international plans to help restore stability and growth to Arab states and societies as they rebound from the upheavals of the post-2011 era. As high-income countries, the three smaller Gulf States are able to prioritize quick...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Friday, 7 Feb, 2014

Editorial: Finally, Some Good News

You could be forgiven for feeling suitably gloomy about the prospects of the Arab uprisings. The Geneva sequel is failing to change the horror on the ground in Syria, Egypt has gone full circle, and militias are running amok in Libya. But two Arab uprising countries are giving us renewed hope. Yemen and Tunisia have recently made significant headway in their transitions and have shown the triumph of consensus politics. In the space of a week Tunisia overwhelmingly approved a new consti...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 2 Oct, 2013

Out of Reach?

With last week’s excitement over Friday’s 15-minute phone chat between US President Obama and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani, Obama’s speech at the United Nations a few days e...

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Andrew Bowen
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on : Wednesday, 21 Aug, 2013

A Dark Winter Ahead

For those of us who viewed the Arab Awakenings more as the Arab world’s 1848 than its 1989—if we can indeed draw parallels between the Middle East and Europe's various revoluti...

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Catherine Shakdam
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on : Thursday, 25 Jul, 2013

The Building Blocks of Stability

A fragmented society racked by poverty and instability, Yemen is facing a multitude of overlapping crises which all threaten not only its ability to recover economically and politi...

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Caryle Murphy
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on : Wednesday, 17 Jul, 2013

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

The rights of women across the Middle East have become major casualties of the protracted political turmoil and violence that have been blighting the region for over two years now....

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David Andrew Weinberg
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on : Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

Going AWOL?

It has been over two years since a wave of protests and revolutions rocked the Arab world, and we have yet to see whether these initial openings will be consolidated into durable, ...

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Younes Hassar
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on : Thursday, 2 May, 2013

The Other Shore

Some 400 years ago, the sultan of Morocco, Ahmad Al-Mansour, became increasingly aware of Spanish control and influence over the Mediterranean. He decided to launch a bold expediti...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Tuesday, 2 Apr, 2013

Syria’s Deadliest Month

London, Asharq Al-Awsat---There were over 6,000 documented deaths in Syria last month, making it the bloodiest month in its 2 year uprising, according to figures released by th...

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Suha Ma'ayeh
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on : Friday, 29 Mar, 2013

Jordan’s Monarch Makes Waves in The Atlantic

The Atlantic magazine’s recent profile of Jordan’s King Abdullah has embarrassed the royal court and unleashed a wave of criticism against the monarchy. Despite the embarra...

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