Arab Awakening

  • Also known as the “Arab Spring,” Arab Awakening refers to the series of revolutions which broke out in the Arab world in 2011 demanding, among other things, the overthrow of autocratic regimes. Beginning in Tunisia, the movement quickly spread to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain.

  • Article // Mar 21, 2014
    Mohamed Elmenshawy
    In 2011, many observers predicted that relations between Libya and Egypt would become closer after both countries underwent similar revolutions followed by attempts at democratic transition. But three years later, the realization of this prediction appears unlikely. Political realities and ideological differences have led to a relationship that is contentious at best.