Tag Archives: Arab Spring

“The Arabness of Middle East regionalism”, New Article in Contemporary Politics

The Middle East is often considered to demonstrate a case of weak regionalism. This article suggests that the continued prevalence of Arab identity as the hegemonic component of regional consciousness contributes to this. The dominance of a discourse of ‘Arabness’ … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Muslim Brotherhood: Implications for Egypt

A new article published in the Middle East Policy journal looks at the rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt since the Arab Spring.  It sets out the underlying factors and shows how domestic and regional challenges were … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Crisis and Its Polarised Narratives

How a crisis is simplified and framed can say a lot about the strategic choices being made by certain actors, as can be seen from the polarised narratives arising out of Egypt’s crisis. click here for the full article on … Continue reading

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Police Brutality as Egyptians Protest Against Morsi

Two years on from Egypt’s uprising of January 2011 and it seems little has changed.  In the ongoing protests in Egypt sparked by the anniversary of the uprising on January 25, Egyptian security is cracking down hard on protesters. For … Continue reading

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Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter, Order form

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Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2013     NEW BOOK PROBES SOCIAL MEDIA USE IN ‘RAGE, REBELLION, REVOLUTION’     SPOKANE, Washington—While social media did not cause the Arab Spring two years ago, they certainly contributed to the organization, … Continue reading

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Turkey and Iran, rivals or partners?

Ankara and Tehran have long vied, albeit quietly, for regional predominance. Key to the outcome of that struggle is Syria, writes Elizabeth Iskander originally published in al-Ahram weekly, 21 November 2012 The Arab Spring has not only caused political shock waves in Arab … Continue reading

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