A Middle Eastern Dream Deferred?

Nesbitt, Francis Njubi
February 2011
Foreign Policy in Focus;2/24/2011, p1
The article focuses on demonstrators winning some concessions and believing that dictatorship of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has ended. It points out that the success of protesters in deposing Mubarak from Egypt and Zine Ben Ali from Tunisia are only symptoms and not the real problems. It also compares the Middle East rebellions with the events leading to the Soviet Union collapse in 1989 and the revolt in North African countries that paved the way for a second independence in 1990.


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