Reflections on the Arab uprisings
By 18 November 2014
Egyptian anti-government protesters chant slogans as they stand atop an Egyptian army tank during a protest in Tahrir square in Cairo on Jan. 29, 2011. (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)
<p>‘Tis the season to reflect upon the course of the Arab uprisings. Over the last few weeks, I have participated in three major workshops including nearly 50 scholars – and had to miss yet another in favor of a <a href="http://abuaardvark.typepad.com/abuaardvark/2014/11/domination-and-tunisian-politics.html">quick trip to Tunisia</a>. It is not difficult to understand this intense urge to take stock, given the sorry state of the region and catastrophic results of virtually every one of the 2011 uprisings. The overblown criticisms of the field of Middle East political science over its failure to predict the uprisings have been <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/19/explaining-the-arab-uprisings/">thoroughly aired</a> by this point.
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