The Next Phase of the Arab Spring | Stratfor

The Next Phase of the Arab Spring
A protester waves an anti-Morsi poster in Tahrir Square on July 3 (SPENCER PLATT/Getty Images)

Analysis

The Arab Spring was an exercise in irony, nowhere more so than in Egypt. On the surface, it appeared to be the Arab equivalent of 1989 in Eastern Europe. There, the Soviet occupation suppressed a broad, if not universal desire for constitutional democracy modeled on Western Europe. The year 1989 shaped a generation’s thinking in the West, and when they saw the crowds in the Arab streets, they assumed that they were seeing Eastern Europe once again. (More …)

via Stratfor.

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