The Arab Spring
Years active: 2011-2012
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.
Opposition divided between advocates of violent and peaceful means of resolving conflict.
Although National Transitional Council has presided over period of calm, critics say it hasn’t lived up to high hopes placed in it.
Number of monitors too small to affect regime’s actions.
Critics of peace plan warn it might give President Bashar al-Assad breathing space to consolidate control.