The World Cup and Arab Uprisings Drive Change

Oct 25, 2016

The legacy of the Arab Uprisings is one that has encouraged a willingness to pose questions, put issues on the table and challenge established norms. Pressured by human rights and trade union activists leveraging Qatar’s exposure as a World Cup host, and influenced by subtle changes sparked by...

The Arab World’s Elusive Press Freedom (Part 1/2)

Jun 29, 2013

Following the Arab Uprisings, the Middle East continues to suffer from a lack of media freedom. This is the first of a two part series.  Perhaps the most disappointing result of the Arab Spring revolutions that erupted in 2011 is how little has changed for local media outlets in the Middle...

Islam, Politics and the Arab Uprisings

Feb 17, 2013

A brief look at the interplay of Islam and political thought at a time when Islamist movements are gaining unprecedented access to the highest levels of power. Background The history of Islam and politics encompasses a wide variety of thinkers and political ideas. It is pivotal to understand...

The United States and the Arab Uprisings

Jan 27, 2013

The following is the fourth of a series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from its first book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction. Read the first excerpt here. The Arab Uprisings have changed the political landscape in the region and created a new reality for the international...

After the Arab Uprisings

Jan 21, 2013

The following is the third of a series of excerpts that Fair Observer will be featuring from its first book, The Arab Uprisings: An Introduction. Read the first excerpt here. For decades, elites have captured the state to serve their interests in the Arab world. Institutions and the rule of...

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