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1st December 2016 - The Jerusalem Post

Analysis: Is the next ‘Arab Spring’ implosion around the corner?

Benjamin Weinthal

The alarm bells sounding the impending youth revolt is perhaps the central takeaway from the UN’s report released Tuesday on the herculean challenges facing Arab states across the Middle East.

25th January 2016 - Foreign Affairs

Ankara’s Failure

Jonathan Schanzer, Merve Tahiroglu

When anti-government protests spread from Tunisia to Egypt, Libya, and Syria five years ago, optimists declared that the Middle East was on the precipice of a dramatic democratic transformation.

25th January 2016 - Foreign Affairs

Ankara’nın Başarısızlığı: Türkiye Arap Baharını nasıl kaybetti

Merve Tahiroglu, Jonathan Schanzer

Bundan beş yıl önce hükümet karşıtı protestolar Tunus’tan başlayıp Mısır, Libya ve Suriye’ye yayıldığında pek çok iyimser bunu Orta Doğu’daki demokratik değişim sürecinin başlangıcı ilan etti.

22nd January 2016 - The Hill

Dissent likely to be muted on Egyptian revolution’s fifth anniversary

Monday is the fifth anniversary of Egypt's Jan. 25 revolution, but you'd be forgiven for not noticing.

20th December 2015 - The Jerusalem Post

Five Years Later: How the US and EU Failed the Arab Spring

Benjamin Weinthal

Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Arab Spring when a young Tunisian, Muhammad Bouazizi, set himself ablaze in 2010 to protest the regime’s seizure of his vegetable stand.

22nd July 2015 - Deutsche Welle

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Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on President Obama's foreign policy legacy.

21st May 2015 - The New York Post

Call it ‘Fail Jazeera’ — Why The Network is Imploding

David Andrew Weinberg

For Al Jazeera, May is the cruelest month. In just the past four weeks, two ex-employees have filed separate lawsuits totaling some $100 million, three executives have resigned from its New York-based American channel and plans for a Turkish version have been scrapped.

4th May 2015 - Quoted by Jeremy Bender - Business Insider

Former CIA Chief: We Totally Dropped the Ball on Al Qaeda’s Rebound

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A former CIA chief has admitted in a new tell-all book that the intelligence organization badly misjudged Qaeda's rebound during the Arab Spring, Greg Miller of The Washington Post reports.

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