After the Arab Spring, What’s the Forecast for Summer?
Illustrations by Dylan C. Lathrop
This spring's protests and revolutions throughout the Arab world brought new hope for freedom to the politically oppressed and economically stagnant region. But as the "Arab spring" turns into summer, will the wave of energy that inspire
Spring Awakening: A 26-year fruit vendor named Mohamed Bouazizi had a college degree but zero career prospects. When a government worker disrupted his hustle, he burned himself to death as a protest against Tunisia&rsq
Spring Awakening: Eyes around the world tuned in to spectacular video footage emerging from Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, when Tunisian-inspired protests erupted on the streets of Cairo and Alexandr
Spring Awakening: Libyans also jumped on the North African democracy bandwagon to depose Colonel Muammar el-Gaddafi, who ruled the nation for 40 years. The international community was pretty stoked; everybody knows Gadd
Spring Awakening: What reasonable person wouldn’t want to see a regime change in Syria? President Bashar al-Assad funds Islamist militant groups like Hezbollah and Hamas while his alliance with Iran makes Western
Spring Awakening: The demographics in Bahrain are the flip-side of Syria: the monarchy and business class make up a Sunni minority that rules over the small island nation’s Shiite majority. Obviously this type of
Spring Awakening: Yemen has never been known for its stability. The poorest in the region and an important training ground for Al Qaeda, this mountainous country has long been plagued by tribal conflict, aggressive sepa
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