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Europe 1848

2012: The Year of Counter-Revolution?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 02.29.2012 | World
Leon T. Hadar

If the most important legacy of 1848 was the rise nationalism in Europe, the insurgencies of 2011 could start igniting similar pressures in the Middle East and even in Europe in 2012 as disillusionment with the promise of change starts setting in.

Why We Should Prepare for the Arab Spring to Fail

Katie Engelhart | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

In history, we're used to seeing events on an extended timeline: where a few years, or a few decades don't mean very much. In current affairs, that's harder to swallow.