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The Arab Spring
IWPR in-depth coverage of the revolutions and protest movements breaking out across the Middle East provides a platform for Arab journalists and activists to air their views on and analysis of the turmoil.
A new collection of photographs and texts offers a fresh perspective on the turbulence and conflict that have swept the Middle East and North Africa in the last year and a half.
Disconnect from conflict on the ground saps confidence in overseas political movement.
Alarm at downing of Turkish fighter plane, but no appetite for military intervention.
Rate of shelling has fallen since United Nations team arrived in the area, but locals fear government forces will hit back with a vengeance when monitors leave.
Number of monitors too small to affect regime’s actions.
2011 to 2012
13 Mar 12
Activist says world seems to have forgotten about Syria’s plight.
22 Feb 12
Marie Colvin was one of a handful of reporters on the ground in Homs describing the human cost of bombardment.
21 Feb 12
Presidential referendum offers hope of change, even though there’s only one candidate.
21 Feb 12
Amman mixes secular and conservative identities.
16 Feb 12
Fears that President Assad now believes he has a free hand to crush rebellion by military force.
9 Feb 12
Activist welcomes steps towards free expression and political engagement, but notes little real change on women’s rights.
3 Feb 12
New diplomatic staff tasked with rebuilding relations and recovering stolen state assets. Deputy mission chief Ahmed Gebreel talks about breaking with the Gaddafi regime.
30 Jan 12
Talk of sectarian and ethnic schisms isn’t just regime propaganda, observers say.
25 Jan 12
Progress needed on security, economy and governance to dispel unhappiness with transitional authorities.
18 Jan 12
Syrian president has shown by his actions that removing him is the only option.
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