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A necessary re-reading of the “Arab Spring”

September 10th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

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There is reason to rejoice the uprisings initiated by the Arab world in 2011. But, their consequences and developments are studied less and less. The satisfaction of the expulsion of dictators and authoritarian leaders in favor of a more open political situation is legitimate.

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Responding to Atrocities: the New Geopolitics of Intervention

June 6th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

Gareth Evans

This Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

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Sectarianism after the Arab Spring: An Exaggerated Spectre

June 25th, 2012, Books & Papers, Expert Updates

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Sectarianism experienced a boost in the aftermath of the 2011 popular uprisings in the Arab world. But a closer look reveals that Arab leaders’ over-emphasis on the dangers of sectarianism conveniently served their purpose of safeguarding ruling elites’ hold on power. The international community should not be overly taken in by the narrative that reforms should be limited due to sectarian tension.

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