How effectively have Libya and Tunisia transitioned post-revolution?
7 May 2014
People cheer and wave national flags as they celebrate the third anniversary of autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's downfall, in Habib Bourguiba boulevard in downtown Tunis January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Anis Mili
<p>The optimistic moment of the Arab Spring is long gone, as the countries the uprisings touched struggle to transition into peaceful societies. <span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">While the eyes of the international community tend to be focused on Syria, Egypt and Iraq, Libya seems to have been forgotten, as groups of extremists and militias wreak havoc.</span></p><p>“The Great Libyan Arab Jamahiriya has turned into the Arab Libyan Militias and instead of one single Gaddafi, there is one Gaddafi for each militia. The Great Jamahiriya is now divided into small Jamahiriyas, all as great as the first”, observes Abdullah Al Suweiji in the UAE daily Al Khaleej.</p>
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