The Internet helped mobilize the protests in the Middle East — but it also routinely helps authoritarian governments quash dissent, says Evgeny Morozov.
Protests continue to rage in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while in Egypt, ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s ousted regime are behind bars.
Jon Meacham ruminates on America’s checkered history with friendly authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
To understand what might happen next in the Arab world, here’s a brief background on each of the Arab countries where an autocratic ruler is currently fighting for his political life.
Still, Yemen has a fairly robust political system, a fact that gets obscured by problems like the presence of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, writes Joshua Foust.