March 20, 2019
Is the Arab Spring back, as some protesters, activists, and analysts have declared? The uninspiring answer is a qualified maybe.
March 29, 2011
In National Review magazine, I write about which Arab regimes will reform and survive--and which will not.
On balance, I argue that the Arab monarchies have a better chance than the fake "republics"…
April 23, 2014
This article was originally published here on Muftah on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
It has been more than three years since the uprisings in the Arab world began. The civil war in Syria, the persiste…
September 19, 2011
Related Reading:The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next, CFR ebook
May 2, 2012
It would be logical to assess that Hamas (a part of the Muslim Brotherhood) must be a winner from the "Arab Spring." The various revolts have brought Islamists into power in several Arab countries, a…
May 1, 2012
With the outbreak of political activity and elections in Egypt and Tunisia, and the recent dismissal of the prime minister in Jordan, what do Palestinians think about their frozen political situation…
January 27, 2012
Is the "Arab Spring" turning away from democracy, and leading instead to religious extremism? Was the enthusiasm for the revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere shown by many cheerleaders for democr…
October 25, 2017
Council on Foreign Relations 10/25 Academic Conference Call on Dashed Hopes of the Arab Spring with Steven Cook
July 13, 2016
Zimbabwe is rapidly deteriorating, if not imploding. In the midst of a drought, estimates are that up to half of the rural population will face hunger or famine in the coming year. The economy is con…
March 8, 2012
On International Women’s Day, Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch discusses why women are losing in the movement for change in the Arab uprisings and how the international community can help.