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PacNet #66 – Post-Arab Spring: Political transitions in retreat?

A recent cover of the Economist magazine asked: “Has the Arab Spring failed?” More questions along this line will certainly come as the international community follows closely the political developments in the Arab world. Already, many analysts and pundits are wondering how the celebrated Arab Spring of 2011 that led to the breathtaking end of dictatorial regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen could have gone awry.