Five reasons to be sceptical about the Arab Spring

Five reasons to be sceptical about the Arab Spring


There is a certain understanding among Middle East politics experts that a game-breaking event of cataclysmic proportions hits the region once every ten years or so.

September will mark the 10th anniversary of the 11 September  attacks, which has shaped this past decade’s US foreign policy. Ten years earlier, in 1990, Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait resulted in the eruption of the Gulf War of 1990-91. The Gulf War, together with the end of the Cold War, reshaped Middle ...


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