Why the Arab Spring Failed: Choosing Survival Over Chaos

Five years after the Arab Spring, most Middle Eastern countries have either devolved into chaos or restored autocracy in a bid for stability - at the expense of region's burgeoning desire for freedom.

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An Egyptian protester waving a flag as tens of thousands gather for a demonstration at Cairo's Tahrir Square in April, 2011, two months after President Hosni Mubarak was ousted,
A protester at a demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square in April, 2011, two months after President Mubarak was ousted.Credit: AFP
Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
Egypt's Gen. al-Sissi. Netanyahu's candidate for foreign media spokesman, David Keyes, is a harsh opponent of the regime in Cairo.Credit: Bloomberg

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