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Tunisia Revolution

In Egypt, as in America, It's the Economy

Jake Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Berliner

If the Egyptian economy were thriving, Mubarak would likely still be in control of Egypt. And if the American economy were thriving, we'd have seen far less volatility in the last three elections.

Egypt and the US "We Know Best" Syndrome

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

With countries across the Middle East now teetering between stability and change, it is hard to tell what President Obama means when he invokes the concept of stability.

Tunisian Revolt Could Threaten Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The country was already known for its relatively secular rule, rejection of militant Islam and reforms of women's rights. Can these rights be preserved following the Jasmine Revolution?

Dramatic Photos Of Egypt's Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Violent demonstrations rocked Egypt for the fourth consecutive day, with scores of protesters demanding the resignation of the country's longtime auto...

It's Time for US Foreign Policy to Recognize Young, Connected and Democratic Islam

Alex Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Becker

The true failure thus far has been the inability of the US foreign policy establishment to realize the unsustainable nature of alliances with undemocratic leaders in demographically and ideologically shifting countries.

Egypt Protests As Internet Shut Down

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confron...

Egypt Arrests Opposition Party Leaders During Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Egypt rounded up members of the Muslim Brotherhood including at least eight senior leaders of the group ahead of planned co...

Egyptian Opposition Plans Major Protests For Friday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO - The Egyptian capital Cairo was the scene of violent chaos Friday, when tens of thousands of anti-government protesters stoned and confronted p...

Egypt Protests Continue As Government Offers No Concessions

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's ruling party said Thursday it was ready for a dialogue with the public but offered no concessions to address demands for a solut...

Thousands Protest In Yemen

AP/The Huffington Post | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Tens of thousands of people called for the Yemeni president's ouster in protests across the country on Thursday inspired by ...

Egypt Protests: Live Updates Of Cairo's Clashes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian anti-government activists pelted police with firebombs and rocks in a second day of clashes Wednesday in defiance of an official...

Tunisia Issues International Arrest Warrant For Ousted President

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia's government issued an international arrest warrant Wednesday for ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and six rela...

The Tunisian Army: Defending the Beachhead of Democracy in the Arab World

Clement M. Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Clement M. Henry

A litmus test of democracy is civilian control of the military enshrined in the constitution and exercised through representative institutions, a test which to date no Arab state has passed. So how close is Tunisia now?

Time for Obama to Say Kefaya

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

The democracy protests that swept Tunisian President Zine el Abedine Ben Ali from power are going viral, but sadly President Obama and other Western leaders seem immune. The question is, why?

The Corruption Game: What the Tunisian Revolution and WikiLeaks Tell Us about American Support for Corrupt Dictatorships in the Muslim World

Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Juan Cole

There should be a diplomatic middle path between overthrowing governments on the one hand, and backing odious dictatorships to the hilt on the other.

Tunisians Tear Gassed As Anti-Government Protests Heat Up

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Authorities clashed with anti-government protesters outside the prime minister's office Monday, teachers went on strike, and po...

Why Could Tunisia Do What Iran Cannot?

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The protests in Tunisia were like the Iranian movement in many ways, but, unlike Iran, its leadership was not part of an old guard who aimed to reform the system.

Reflections on Tunisia

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

Tunisia has captured attention, generated excitement and is an inspiration to Arabs. Of course, there is a difference between being inspired by a performance and repeating that performance.

What's Next for Tunisia?

Haim Malka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haim Malka

At this point, it is hard to understand who the actors will be in determining Tunisia's future, and that makes finding partners to build that future all the more difficult.

Tunisia's Democratic Revolution

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

The people of Tunisia have demonstrated their power to oust a dictatorship. The coming period will tell if they can actually build a democracy.

Tunisians Topple Tyranny: Revolution Has "Electrified People Across the Arab World"

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Democracy Now!

On Monday, Tunisian Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi announced members of opposition parties would hold government positions for the first time. Democracy Now! spoke with four people about the Tunisian revolution.

Tunisia's New Government In Turmoil As Ministers Quit

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — At least four opposition ministers quit Tunisia's day-old unity government Tuesday, aligning themselves with demonstrators who ...

Hillary Clinton Issues Message To Tunisia After Revolution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged Tunisia's new leadership to restore order and adopt broad economic and po...

Tunisia PM To Announce New Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's prime minister promised to announce a new coalition government on Monday and called for calm after security forces fough...

Tunisia: Social Justice or Social Media?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I arrived in Tunis on January 1, only a few days after a wave of rallies had erupted due to the suicide of an unemployed college graduate who torched himself after police confiscated his fruit cart.