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Tunisia Riots

The Eternal Culprit (Israel, a Film, and the Media)

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.18.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Where is the Associated Press's lead story that attempts to defuse the manipulation with an account of how the journalists of the agency, followed by the press the world over, allowed themselves to be led into this trap with such incredible guilelessness?

Islamist Protests in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 12.13.2011 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

While Tunisia has avoided the instability that has threatened to push Egypt back into full-scale contestation, it is clear that tensions are rising and that those tensions are centering on the subject of Islam.

Egyptians Demonstrate Digital Citizenship

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We in the West and those of us laying the foundational stones for digital citizenship, have much to learn from our Arab friends. They have shown a remarkable degree of self-organization using the new technologies.

The Arab Pinochet Has Left the Scene

Richard Eisendorf | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Eisendorf

Like Pinochet, Ben Ali traded civil and human rights for economic development -- and lost.

So You Say You Want a Revolution?

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

Take a look at this handy chart covering a smattering of recent revolutions, militant movements, terror groups and insurgencies to see how others have tried to topple a government!

Egypt Protests the Bankers

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Herrington

The publics of Tunisia, Yemen and Egypt have called for new leadership. Western European countries are on the edge as well with protests from Greece ...

Davos 2011: Welcome to the World of the "G-Everybody"

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aron Cramer

Welcome to the world where our information, perspectives and influence come from more sources than we can possibly count.

The Tunisian Revolt: Learning From the Mistakes of the Iranian Revolution

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

The people in the streets who toppled the regime should not think for a moment that their work is done.

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?

Egypt, Tunisia And The Youth Revolt In The Middle East

Eboo Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eboo Patel

What we are seeing now in the Middle East is a generation of young people who learned how to love themselves, believe in themselves, change themselves. Now, they are changing the world.

Twittering the Revolution

The European Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The European Magazine

It is good to have Twitter, even if you are not trying to stage a revolution. But the platform remains the stomping ground for a rather smug information elite that tend to overestimate their actions.

Arab Earthquake: Egypt Is the Region's Turning Point

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

The Arab masses are sick and tired of being sick and tired. From Tunisia spread a renewed hope that Arabs are experiencing a re-awakening of the collective conscience.

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 the ...

The Arc of Revolution: Egypt and Tunisia's Uphill Battle to Democracy

Ty McCormick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ty McCormick

For all the excitement surrounding Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution and its intellectual progeny in Egypt and elsewhere, there are a number of factors that portend against the successful consolidation of democracy post revolution.

Inshaallah Twitter

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.

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?

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.

The Tunisia We Are Hoping For

Navi Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Navi Pillay

Human rights lie right at the heart of the extraordinary developments which culminated in the departure of former President Ben Ali. We all hope this will be the beginning of a new Tunisia.

Is Al Jazeera Fueling "Tunisteria"?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Let's hope that Al Jazeera's penchant for regional anarchy is tempered by cooler heads within Arab democratic dissident ranks who have far more to lose than audience share if they prematurely swallow Al Jazeera's bait.

A Tale of Two Tyrants

Barry Lando | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barry Lando

There's a certain irony to the fact that as a bloody, corrupt Tunisian dictator headed off to exile, another corrupt and bloody former dictator who fled his country almost 25 years ago returned to Haiti.

What Tunisia's Protests Have Done for social media

Annabel Symington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annabel Symington

The Tunisian protests didn't get the same breathless exposure that the mainstream media granted the Iran protests in 2009 -- but Tunisia's vocal youth...

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.

Wikileaks Needs to Fine Tune Its Media Strategy

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nikolas Kozloff

If it seeks to alter this equation and exert an impact where it matters most, WikiLeaks should become shrewder about what documents it releases and the actual proportion of such releases.