Ten years ago people’s power spilled onto the streets in nations across the Arab world.
Millions seeking to overcome decades of repression, poverty, and inequality. The Arab Spring started in Tunisia in 2010 and swept across large parts of the Middle East and North Africa. A decade on, what was achieved, what was lost. Was the movement more of a setback than a success?
- Safwan Masri is Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development at Columbia University. He’s also the author of the book, “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly.”
- Nicolai Due-Gundersen is a political analyst at Kingston University.
- Nader Hashemi is the director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver.
- Ross Harrison is a senior fellow and director of research at the Middle East Institute.
Ten years ago, the Arab Spring swept across the Middle East. Today, the hopes awakened by the pro-democracy uprisings have vanished—but the underlying conditions that drove the unrest are as acute as ever. https://t.co/CHiZCfhE3s
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 25, 2021
Ten years after the Arab spring, Yemen has little hope left https://t.co/KiWAHFH3RO
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 1, 2021