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North Africa & the Middle East 2011

Revolutions in North Africa & the Middle East, 2011 Description: This collection, selected by the Library of Congress, documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. These sites contain content in […]

Are the Mideast revolutions bad for women’s rights?

Democracy’s victims By Isobel Coleman, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East (THE WASHINGTON POST, Feb. 20/11): ***** Female futures in the MENA region (Women have been actively participating in recent political protests in the Middle East and […]

Tunisia and the spark that launched uprisings

How a slap sparked Tunisia’s revolution – CBSNews Tunisia and the spark that launched uprisings Broadcast: February 20, 2011 / 13:37 minutes Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Read transcript: How […]

Reading Adam Smith in Arabic

In The Wall Street Journal, Donald J. Kochan writes that the region needs ‘The Wealth of Nations’ now more than ever. Never mind the tone of the piece, especially in the first par. —What else is new?!  Read more below about Reading Adam Smith in Arabic *** The region needs ‘The Wealth of Nations’ now […]

Libya: revolution, 17 February, 2011

Libyans Revolution The Libyan League For Human Rights Libyan Revolution Blogs, Tweets, etc. (… to the shores of Tripoli …) February 17th (The Libyan Youth Movement, UK)Libya Alhurra (LiveStream/CNET)Libya Our Home  ليبيا وطننا WL Central #Libya WikiLeaks news, analysis and action, Live blog for #Libya The Libyan revolution next door(Engl. translations, USA) Libya Feb 17 17022011 Libya […]

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