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FSI Stanford News

January 22, 2013

Two years after the Arab Spring, the fate of democracy is still uncertain

CDDRL, FSI Stanford, ARD in the news

Two years after the events marking the Arab Spring, Hicham Ben Abdallah assesses the state of democratic development across the Middle East and North Africa in a piece for Le Monde Diplomatique and an interview with the Brazilian publication O Globo. Abdallah, a consulting professor at FSI and CDDRL, describes the stalled democratic transitions in Egypt and Tunisia, growing opposition to Arab monarchies, and the Syrian civil war that could ignite religious tensions across the region.