BEIJING — Egypt’s newly elected president met with China’s future leader Wednesday on the second day of a visit that seeks to deepen economic and diplomatic ties despite Beijing’s uneasiness with the Arab Spring revolution that helped bring him to power.
The dubbing of the uprisings in the Arab world by western governments and media as an “Arab Spring” (it is said that the Americanjournal
Russia & India Report
If the thesis of the West’s declining interest in the Middle East’s oil is valid, it indeed gives an altogether new twist to the tale of the Arab Spring. Menon had this to say: “The Western developed economies can now afford the chaos that the so .
New York Times
The monarchies have remained intact through the Arab Spring and will continue to do so despite demands for change because of the unambiguous nature of the social pact between their rulers and subjects. For the prospect of democracy in Saudi Arabia, …
During the Arab Spring, the masses marched under the slogan “Al-sha’ab yurid isqat al-nizam,” or “The people want the fall of the regime,” and the members of our enlightened camp celebrated. But a brief glimpse into the depths this desire was enough
Kuwait News Agency
Republicans recognize the historic nature of the events of the past two years – the Arab Spring – that have unleashed democratic movements leading to the overthrow of dictators who have been menaces to global security for decades, it said. “In a season …
New York Times (blog)
If Syrians ever get a chance to build a democracy, they should have an advantage over their Arab Spring brethren. Forty-five Syrian intellectuals have just finished a 122-page, post-Assad plan for how to take the country to an open, more pluralistic …