Arab Spring

Is Algeria Heading For A Late Arab Spring?

Ertan Karpazli


Algeria may have the right ingredients for a full-blown popular uprising, but the newly healed scars of the last civil war make Algerians think twice about revolting.

Algeria is already reeling from a revolution that took place in 1988, which was followed by a decade of civil war that killed thousands. (more…)

The Seeds Of The Next Arab Spring

Open Democracy
Kareem Chehayeb


A new report suggests that Arab youth continue to be neglected – and that demographic shifts are incubating another political crisis.

An Egyptian anti-Mubarak protesters sleeps on the wheels of a tank in Tahrir square, Cairo. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)   The 2016 Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) by the United Nations Development Programme (more…)

US Misjudged Appeal Of Western Democracy For Middle East During Arab Spring – CIA’s Brennan



The administration of US President Barack Obama made a mistake when it hoped to impose Western values and Western-style democracy in the Middle East during the Arab Spring, according to outgoing CIA Director John Brennan.

“I think there were very, very unrealistic expectations in Washington, including in some parts of the administration, that the Arab Spring was going to push out (more…)

Fears On ‘Arab Spring’ Seeping Into Algeria



Algeria- Seven years ago, a regional wave of protests to topple authoritarian regimes in the Arab world came to be known as the ‘Arab Spring.’

The same popular uprisings against corruption in power have become a great threat to order in the North African state Algeria.

Algeria’s government loudly sounded its concerns following street protests that witnessed acts of arson and vandalism of public and private property. (more…)

United States Foreign Policy Towards Middle East: An Insight From The Arab Spring

News Tribe
by Sameena Abid
By Web Desk


It was the December of 2010 when the wind of change, commonly known as the “Arab Spring”, started to blow in the Arab region. The slogans of freedom and democracy were chanted in the streets of Tunisia against twenty-three years old rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

The demonstrations continued till January, 2011 when ultimately Ben Ali resigned and fled to Saudi Arabia. The success of Tunisian people (more…)

ESCWA: ‘Arab Spring’ Cost Middle East Economies $614bn

Al Jazeera News


ESCWA’s $614bn figure equal to six percent of GDP of regional economies from 2010 Tunisia protests to end of last year.

The so-called Arab Spring of 2011 has cost the region’s economies an estimated $614bn of growth because of governmental changes, continuing conflict and falling oil prices, according to a UN agency. (more…)

Morocco Votes In Test Of King’s Post-Arab Spring Reforms: Q&A

Caroline Alexander


Moderate Islamist party expected to win second term in power
King Mohammed remains pre-eminent force in nation’s politics.

Moroccans head to the polls on Friday to vote for a new parliament, the kingdom’s second legislative election since the Arab Spring, when as elsewhere across the Middle East protesters took to the streets demanding change. (more…)

Algeria To Beef Up Defense With Leonardo Helicopter Deal

Defense News
By: Tom Kington
(Photo Credit: Leonardo)


The deal struck by Italy’s Leonardo group with Algeria for the in-country production of helicopters is being seen as the latest example of the North African country beefing up its defense and security capabilities while bolstering domestic industrial activity.

The Algerian defense ministry announced on Aug 11 that it had signed an MOU with Leonardo for the production of helicopters at Ain Arnat in the Setif province of the (more…)

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