Search: Arab Spring,Middle East (15 materials)


The Return of the ‘Arab Voice’ Through a Portal From the Underworld

... that the protesters primarily addressed their demands to their own governments, there is another aspect related to external forces. Before speaking about this, we must indicate that we are talking primarily about the Arab world that suffered during the Arab Spring. There is a difference between the Middle East—a British-designed construction to designate countries on the maritime way to India—and the Arab world. The Arab world includes Arab states, while the Israelis, Iranians or Turks are considered by many representatives of Arab nationalism ...


Syria after the Turkish invasion

... position. The EU writes protest notes, but does not come to a joint sanctions decision, except that Germany and Britain stop new arms exports. Otherwise the West only jealously grunts as now the EU and the US no longer determining regulatory power in the Middle East.Rxcept Trump´s ambition to bring down Iran as a regional power. Especially Germany. When the Arab Spring in Syria came in 2011, the US and Germany fully relied on the overthrow of Assad. The expression of this was the paper  of the Foundation Science and Politics (Stiftung Wissenschaft ud Politik/SWP) The Day After, jointly funded by the US ...


Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... side’. This interpretation of the can be regarded as biased, oversimplified and self-serving, but it clearly got a lot of traction in the Middle East region, especially among conservative political regimes concerned about a possible new wave of the Arab Spring. Ruslan Mamedov: Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East Within this context the initial stage of the Russian military operation in Syria, launched in September of 2015, should be regarded primarily as a “pedagogical” action. The Russian intention was not to diminish the US positions in the ...


The Arab World: Between Violence and Consensus

... where technological breakthroughs and the victory in World War II are often cited as justifications of Stalin’s repressions. Middle Eastern societies have never seen violence as an essential problem. We could name hundreds of works by 20th-century Arab ... ... how many such incidents actually took place. The suppression of the Houthi insurgency in Yemen in 2004–2010 (i.e. before the Arab Spring) resulted in several tens of thousands of human casualties. All this caused a barely audible murmur of discontent ...


Florence is Hosting an Annual Conference Beyond Borders and States: The New Actors of the Globalized Middle East

... On July 3–5 European University Institute in Florence is hosting an international conference “ Beyond Borders and States: The New Actors of the Globalized Middle East” under the auspices of Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Middle East Directions Program. The conference is dedicated to the social roots of radicalization and violence; the new forms of governance from above and from below that emerged after the Arab Spring; opportunities for local social and economical infrastructure preservation and development in the areas of armed conflict; the conventional and unconventional diplomatic processes and initiatives, the role played by non-state actors, the faith-based ...


Russians and Arabs: in Search of a New Modus Vivendi

... Arab world, it was able to maintain at least some of the Soviet positions there. For instance, Russia became a member of the Middle East Quartet and remained an active mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. Moreover, the Russian private sector ... ... could see rapidly growing and vibrant Russian Diasporas engaged in business, cultural exchanges, education and tourism. The Arab Spring of 2011 – 2012 changed many fundamentals in the region. Many of authoritarian Arab regimes were shattered having ...


Post-Syrian Russia and Middle East

... largest importers of the Russian grain. Russia is interested in the political and economic stability in the region, in turning the Middle East into a zone free of weapons of mass destruction as well as in a mutually satisfactory resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian ... ... the Sunni-Shia disputes supporting those in the region who stand for religious tolerance and respect for minority rights. The Arab Spring of 2011–2012 changed many fundamentals in the region. Many of authoritarian Arab regimes were shattered having ...


Nobel as a Barometer

... – members of four NGOs that contributed to the transition from Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime to a modern pluralist democracy. This choice should be recognized as politically correct and practically faultless. The world is focused on the Middle East. Tunisia stands out against that nightmarish background as a bright spot and the only country where the Arab Spring was relatively successful. (Many will say that the night is still young, but then it’s all the more imperative to make haste and encourage this positive trend.) Civil society is always a less controversial candidate than any politician,...


The Arab Spring: Expectations and Reality

... and Euphrates. These issues will become more acute as the population of the Middle East is anticipated to double to 600 million in four decades. If these issues are not resolved, but only contained, freedom and prosperity cannot be established in the Middle East. The “Arab Spring” will be recognized as a failure, proof that “the more things change, the more they remain the same.”


Debating Solutions for Syria: Pacted Transition, Not Military Action

... bud. The rebellion against the rule of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, beginning in March 2011, did not emulate the uprisings in other Arab states. Until the protests in Deraa, Syria’s southwest, broke out, Bashar al-Assad had been convinced that the Arab spring’s revolutionary momentum would not spill into Syria. The regime seemed to have learned from other Arab dictators’ mistakes in seeking to eliminate any threat to its power. Assad’s ruthlessness, however, consequently put him ...


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