Always impressed with Egypt’s per capita #wheat consumption, thanks @5thWave_tcronin Major wheat importers saw spikes in demand around the 2008 financial crisis as well as the 2011 Arab Spring. Maybe again in 2020
The dark web turns 20 this month. From black market hotspots to facilitating the Arab Spring, here's how it changed the world.
The 2010-2012 Arab Spring protests were not an isolated phenomenon. Rather, they were acute manifestations of an increasing global trend of mass protests. A new @csis_isp report from @samwashdc examines the growth of mass protests around the word:
Nearly a decade after the Arab Spring, the U.S.’s preferred dictators are again flailing as they try to rein in their societies.
The Arab Spring protests were not an isolated phenomenon. Between 2009 to 2019, mass protests increased annually by an average of 11.5% around the world. Read the new @csis_isp report to learn more about the emerging era of global mass protests:
The Arab Spring rose up to fight corruption, repression, inequality and austerity. The Lebanon and Iraq protests show this spirit is still very much alive. If we want a progressive future, we need to build up a global movement of and for working people.
One was 16, the other 17, when they participated in pro-democracy demonstrations during the Arab Spring. Saudi Arabia just executed them.