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Anatomy of Egypt's Revolution: Conditions and Consequences
Like perfect storms, several factors have to simultaneously and collectively come together for popular uprisings or protests, even massive ones, to turn into a revolution. That is why only a few of th...
The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism
Joya, Angela; Bond, Patrick; El-Amine, Rmai; Hanieh, Adam; Henaway, Mostafa
The Arab Spring, the West and Political Islam: Against The Current vol. 156
Ahmed, Hisham H.
The contemporary Arab political system, until the recent outbreak of Arab revolutions, is the byproduct of a number of domestic, regional and global arrangements and developments in the post-World War...
The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability
North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and ...
How the UAE Tried to Silence a Popular Arab Spring Activist
Earlier this year (2014), as a wave of counterrevolution and repression continued to roll back popular democratic uprisings across the Middle East, one of the Arab Spring’s most popular online activis...
Lineages of the Arab Revolt: Book Review
A review of "Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East" by Adam Hanieh.
Mainspring of the Arab Revolt: A review of Lineages of Revolt by Adam Hanieh
This book ought to be read — or better, studied — by every socialist interested in the Middle East.
On Democracy As A Good
Is democracy good in itself? Exploring the impact of democracy during and after the Arab Spring.
Revolution and counter-revolution take world stage: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2011-2012
Revolution and counter-revolution have forced their way back to the center stage of history. First in Tunisia, then in Egypt, revolutions have opened up tremendous new possibilities and spread the fir...
Roads to the Arab Uprisings: Book review of "The Journey to Tahrir" eds. Sowers and Toensing and "The Arab Revolts" eds. McMurray and Ufheil-Somers
Wainer, Kit Adam
The strength of all the essays in these two collections is that the principal trends the authors analyzed have become critical background to recent events in Egypt and Syria during the summer of 2013,...
Understanding the counter-revolution
A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
The Unfolding Arab Uprisings: Against The Current vol. 152
Suzi Weissman interviews Mark LeVine.
A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university
A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.