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Entries by Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea from 10/2011

The Syrian Problem

| Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

The spontaneous uprising of the discontented in Cairo appears to have swept away the dictator seemingly effortlessly but the old structures of army, police and secret service are still in place and threaten to continue an only marginally relaxed, autocratic regime with the help of the multifaceted Muslim Brotherhood.

After the Fall of three Arab Dictators - What Next?

| Posted 10.27.2011 | UK

The first three versions of regime change during the Arab Spring -- unhindered escape of the Tunisian President, imprisonment and criminal proceedings in Egypt and mob law in Libya -- have created a momentum that will be hard to stall.