Western powers still don’t know how to deal with Arab democracy

The leaders of the industrialized states are still confused by the revolutions in the Arab world. Many of them have given public recognition to the historic changes taking place, but few are investing significantly in preparing for the new era. Instead, the leaders of the major world powers are trying to influence changes. They are…

The Arab Revolution is on Ground not Cyberspace

The revolutions that toppled Tunisia’s Ben Ali and Egypt’s Mubarak were not planned on Facebook, and they did not gather momentum on Twitter. Social media is a useful tool for many things, but critical mass can only be achieved through old-fashioned, face-to-face people power. As the youth revolutions flourished in the Arab world, many people…