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Spring in its Step?

Spring in its Step?

Dr. William Gueraiche, assistant professor at the American University of Dubai, talks to Atique Naqvi about the impact the Arab Spring has had in the region.

August 3, 2011 2:01 by



after the popular unrest has died down.

How would these developments affect other Arab countries that have not witnessed strong demonstrations?

My question is, why did this happen in the Middle East (Arab world + Iran 2009) and not in Western Africa or Central America? The only precedent I know occurred in the Philippines in 1986 and 2001 – People Power I and II.

The mobilization of the social network and use of text messages to call for demonstrations has been witnessed. It will be  interesting to follow this.

-First published in TRENDS magazine



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