Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Why is Syria Different

December 8, 2011

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From: http://www.toonpool.com/cartoons/syrian%20revolution_127813

A political cartoon depicts President Bashir Al-Assad of Syria as the grim reaper of Syria.             According to the United Nations, over 4,000 people, including over 300 children, have been killed in Syria during the Arab Spring unrest.  The Arab League has repeatedly passed resolutions and sanctions on Syria.  Recently […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution

September 22, 2011

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The Arab Spring has been hailed as my generation’s tearing down of the Berlin Wall, a seminal moment in world history that represents a paradigm shift in the politics of the Middle East. While it certainly can be considered as such, it is still far too early to determine just what changes the Arab Spring […]

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Human Rights and the Arab Spring

April 28, 2011

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The Arab Spring began as a macabre protest against human rights violations. On December 17, 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire because of mistreatment by a policewoman. Human rights violations are all too common in the Middle East and have been one of the main demands for reform by protestors. Governments in Syria, Saudi […]

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