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Is Tunisia the Next Egypt? BY VIVIENNE WALT Compared with the chaos in Egypt and Libya, the one Arab Spring revolution that seemed to have a shot at success was...

Why the Islamists Are Not Winning in Libya

Libya seems relentlessly committed to proving the pessimists wrong. When last year’s revolution quickly evolved into a brutal civil war, the international...

Why Algeria's Grievances Don't Spark a Rebellion

Earlier this month, a policeman offering no explanation simply confiscated the cigarettes that Rachak Hamza, 25, had been vending in a desperate effort to make...

Person of the Year.

Garry Kasparov Author, Russian political activist and former world chess champion I nominate the Arab street. The breathtaking democratic transformation that has...

Europe's Scared of the Spring

On a backstreet in Marseilles, a French flag adorns the facade of the row of houses where revolutionaries in 1792 first began singing "La Marseillaise," their...

Silent No More: The Women of the Arab Revolutions

The uprisings sweeping the Arab world have toppled not only dictatorships. Gone too are the old stereotypes of Arab women as passive, voiceless victims. Over the...

Sitting Pretty in Syria: Why Few Go Bashing Bashar

In the Middle East, politics has usually been a waiting game, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, 45, is better than most at playing it. He has outlasted U.S...

European Arab Immigrants Watch Protests Skeptically

As the youth of Algeria, Libya and other Middle Eastern countries take to the streets to challenge autocratic regimes, hoping to reprise Tunisia's success in...