The Arab Spring: Six Years Later

Egyptian protesters during demonstrations in Cairo, January 2011On December 17, 2010, a street vendor in Tunis, named Mohammed Bouazizi, immolated himself in protest of the arbitrary seizing of his vegetable stand by a local government official. That act triggered the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and a wave of public unrest throughout the Middle East that came to be called the "Arab Spring." Six years later, little remains of the hopes that the West saw in the Arab Spring. Instead, that...

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