Now it's the Arab Autumn

The Arab Spring was fast and dramatic: non-violent revolutions in the streets removed dictators in Tunisia and Egypt in a matter of weeks, and similar revolutions got underway in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. The Arab Autumn is a much slower and messier affair, but despite the carnage in Syria and the turbulent run-up to Egypt's first democratic elections, the signs are still positive.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/30/2011 12:00 am EST

The Arab Spring was fast and dramatic: non-violent revolutions in the streets removed dictators in Tunisia and Egypt in a matter of weeks, and similar revolutions got underway in Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. The Arab Autumn is a much slower and messier affair, but despite the carnage in Syria and the turbulent run-up to Egypt's first democratic elections, the signs are still positive.

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