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Thomas Carothers

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Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Since dictators were deposed by "people power" in Tunisia and Egypt, there's been talk of an "Arab Spring" that would finally bring an end to authoritarianism in the Middle East and…

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Since the so-called "Arab Spring" began in Tunisia, there's been violence in that country. Today, Egypt's new military leaders formally criminalized protests.

Are Revolutions Transforming the Middle East?

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