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March 18, 2012 | Four Misinterpretations and Ten Recommendations After The Arab Spring

Gautier Uchiyama: About one year after the Arab Spring, North Africa is living its first steps toward democracy and the rule of law. But there is fourth common misinterpretation or misconception about the last spring riots that must be corrected.

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March 24, 2011 | The Disappearing State

Caroline Varin: The uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa have highlighted the power of the masses against regimes that have failed to deliver essential public services. Yet instead of looking on in the West, people there should look at how their state is also failing to provide with privatization.

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February 11, 2011 | AC Debate: Egypt's Revolution This Article contains Flash-Video

Editorial Team: In response to the ongoing turmoil in Egypt, Atlantic Community published an article arguing that the West has nothing to fear from the Muslim Brotherhood getting into power in the country. The article stimulated an intense debate with more than 40 comments. Here are some of the main arguments. Let us know what you think on the matter!

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February 28, 2011 | Oil Shock: 2011

Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s erstwhile leader has begun sabotaging oil facilities in an effort to sow chaos. ++ Despite an increase in Saudi production to make up the shortfall, oil analysts are worried about what will happen in the mid term, as the writing is on the wall for many regimes across the region. ++ As we have seen, reform is often a catalyst for revolution rather than a substitute for it.

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February 23, 2011 | Morocco: Change of a Different Kind is in the Air

Contrary to developments in other countries, Moroccans are not clamoring to oust the regime of King Mohammed VI. ++ Instead, they are merely demanding restrictions on his powers and those of his government. ++ The protestors regard the King not “as an enemy, but as a partner in seeing through their demands.” ++ He needs to make good on the promises he made prior to ascending the

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