Thursday February 20, 2020

Will the Arab spring have an Indian summer?

Western naivety thought democracy and freedom would come to North Africa and the Middle East through people power and surgical Nato bombing. But all that has been set free is military repression, factionalism and tribal enmities

11th June, 2011
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As the Arab spring becomes the Arab summer, the overall political and strategic picture is as confusing as ever.

What is being represented in The West as the simple demand for democracy is, increasingly, a bewildering and complex scenario.

All across the Middle East and North Africa the traditional religious and political plates are still shifting in a social earthquake of such proportions that where it will eventually end can neither be predicted nor predetermined.

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