The Impact of the Arab Spring - Realist Perspective

The Arab spring has swept across the entire Arab world for close to 20 months since they were sparked off in Tunisia towards the end of 2010. From a secluded incident in which a trader in Tunisia torched himself to death after the authorities had cleared down his kiosk, public outrage grew to an extent where there were mammoth gatherings in the streets of the country for days calling for the resignation of the president. The events in Tunisia then played out in neighboring Egypt as hundreds of thousands of the country’s population, many of them the youth, took to the streets and forced the government out in a few months. The entire North Africa and the Middle East regions were engulfed in a series of protest matches as the nationals demanded for the ouster of their country’s respective regimes. 

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