The Arab Spring | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
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 Jan 12
Lod is economically depressed, but that has not led to ethnic strife in this unusually mixed Israeli town.
13 Jan 12
President Bashar al-Assad will not renounce power peacefully, according to spokesman for local action group.
21 Dec 11
Efforts to secure weapons continue but interim rulers face uphill struggle to disarm population.
16 Dec 11
Activists want to hold new leaders to original aims of revolution, even as public tires of protest.
9 Dec 11
Two Islamic parties win in first round of elections, leaving liberal groupings far behind.
8 Dec 11
Growing efforts to present united front to international community.
1 Dec 11
Interim leader could replace Ali Abdullah Saleh as elected president but questions remain about how much he would be in control.
29 Nov 11
Army presented itself as saviour of spring revolution, but is proving to be just the opposite.
25 Nov 11
25 Nov 11
Even state broadcasters are airing criticism, although red lines for free speech remain.
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