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Uprisings in the Arab World and Prospects for Democratic Change
Undoubtedly, the most dramatic political development of the year has been the uprisings that sparked across the Arab world. While the uprisings have developed very differently in different countries, there is one thing that can be said with certitude: the Middle East will never be the same. From the euphoria that followed the fall of Mubarak, to the escalating violence spreading throughout Syria, and everything in between, new realities require urgent changes in our policies.