Arab Spring or Islamist Winter?

Totten, Michael J.
January 2012
World Affairs;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 174 Issue 5, p23
Academic Journal
The article offers the views of three journalists, Michael J. Totten, David Schenker, and Hussain Abdul-Hussain, on the effects of the 2011 Arab Spring Uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. Topics discussed include Tunisia's politics before the uprisings, the rise of Islamist political parties in Tunisia and Egypt, and Egypt's increasingly poor economic situation. The large amount of weaponry in Libya is noted as a threat to its political stability. Violence in Syria and Bahrain in 2011 and 2012 is also considered.


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