Countries in the Middle East and North Africa have been witnessing a resurgence of the uprisings that had swept the region in 2010 and 2011. Many experts described what was called the Arab Spring as a failure, with countries descending into conflict or reverting back to autocratic tendencies, while populations abandoned protest squares. Yet with the unwillingness of Arab governments to tackle the many sources of dissatisfaction at home, citizens have returned to the streets to demand good governance and economic opportunities in twelve of the 22 Arab countries. Carnegie scholars in Beirut and throughout the region offer their analyses of this new wave of protests, explaining its causes, characteristics, and consequences for the politics, economies, and security of the countries involved, and for the broader region in general.

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  • Dalia Ghanem

    Senior Resident Scholar
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
  • Amr Hamzawy

    Director
    Middle East Program
  • Harith Hasan

    Nonresident Senior Fellow
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
  • Maha Yahya

    Director
    Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center
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