A New Report Links Climate Change, the Arab Spring, and Mass Migration
The study pinpoints a particular area and time period where climate change had a profound impact: countries affected by the Arab Spring between 2010 and 2012.
Morocco's Political Crisis Threatens to Boil Over Into the Region at Large
A fish vendor's death late last year gave rise to popular anger over poor governance in the North African nation. That could have implications beyond just Morocco.
Morocco Protests: The Arab Spring Is Dead, Long Live the Arab Revolution?
Don’t mistake the current demonstrations in Morocco for what happened in 2011.
The Hard Lives of Non-Believers in the Middle East
Despite the Arab Spring's secular influence, the Middle East is still one of the most dangerous places on Earth to be an atheist.
Is Climate Change to Blame for the Syrian Civil War?
Researchers say yes—human impacts on the climate made droughts leading up to the war two to three times more likely.
An Activist Describes How Manning's Leaks Helped Topple a Dictator
Sami ben Gharbia was one of the first recipients of the "Cablegate" files.
The Tunisian Litmus Test Turns Red
Tunisia had been a relative bright spot among the emerging democracies of the Arab Spring, but an unprecedented political assassination has reintroduced turmoil on the streets of Tunis. Our Marc Herman interviews a Tunisian journalist on what it means for the land of the Jasmine Revolution.
Not Twitter Revolutions, But Twitter-Assisted Revolutions
Despite the fervent hopes of its boosters, the Internet by its lonesome doesn’t drive democratic change, but it can reinforce existing impulses.
The New Egypt: A Return to Dictatorship?
Analysis: The military strongmen who oversaw Egypt's political hierarchy for six decades hover ominously over the nation's new democracy. Nivien Saleh argues the U.S. has the power to pry the generals' fingers off the levers of power.
Greece, North Africa Promote Their Solar Power Projects
Competing solar projects are vying to supply Germany's renewable desires, each one trying to push the other into the shade.
Historian Outlines Egypt's Uncertain Way Forward After Arab Spring
While the Arab Spring spotlight has marched on to Syria and Libya, pioneering Egypt's first steps have by followed by little-noticed stumbles.
How Moammar Gadhafi Lashes Out At Western Governments to Distract Lybians At Home
"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" shout embattled Middle Eastern potentates grasping for a second lease on life by playing the "Wag the Dog" card.