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As the Arab spring has rattled the Middle east, with the fall of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan governments, the world has waited with anticipation as uprisings in Syria have challenged the Assad regime. But while hopes of democracy and political reform have arisen other parts of the Arab world, Syria remains entrenched in [...]
The acquiescence of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak heralds a new era in Middle East politics, inspiring some commentators, including Rachel Maddow, to compare the popular protests that brought down Mubarak’s regime to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Indeed, the similarities are striking: a nation’s people celebrating jubilantly at the overthrow of a dictatorship, the [...]