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Monday, January 17, 2011

Demonstrations in Libya and Jordan put Tunisian model to the test

This is somewhat off subject, but my latest analysis of the fallout of Tunisia is available at (In)Coherent.


Deutsche Welle


The protests in Libya against corruption throw up the question whether the Tunisian crisis heralds the beginning of the end. The specter of authoritarian regimes falling like dominoes may however be overly optimistic.for autocratic Arab leaders. The West is encouraged and is hoping for lasting change. 

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