Arab Spring

 
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Generational tensions surface in Egypt’s Brotherhood

As democratic elections loom, Egypt’s most powerful Islamist group is splintering as a younger faction strives to become more secular and moderate.

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Treatment of jailed Bahrain dissidents called ‘brutal,’ as activists call for U.S. action

Ibrahim Sharif, who was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday, was seen as especially threatening to the government of Bahrain because he was a Sunni leading a largely Shiite movement.

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What’s the endgame in Syria? Military defections are key to turning the tide, analysts say

“In a situation like this, the only thing that’s going to carry the day is being violent,” said one former State Department official.

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  After protests, a new new beginning for Obama and the Arab world

Alison Stewart talks with Georgetown University’s John Esposito about President Obama’s efforts to redefine U.S. policy towards the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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Jon Meacham: After bin Laden’s death, will Obama seize the opportunity to move forward?

The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.

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Libya updates: Key Gadhafi aide defects; rebels dismiss concerns of extremism

Moussa Koussa, the Libyan foreign minister, abandoned the regime and fled to Britain Thursday. The rebels, meanwhile, issued a statement pledging to combat terrorism.

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Egypt’s ‘lines of freedom’

Contributor Hoda Osman reports from Egypt on the country’s milestone constitutional referendum.

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Women in the new Egypt: A cyber-activist’s perspective

Women marched alongside men in Egypt’s new revolution. But the period of equality was shortlived. An interview with blogger Dalia Ziada.

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Live blog: Libya revolts

Protesters continued to defy the Gadhafi regime’s crackdown, even as the government shut off Internet access and intensified its efforts to retake key cities. We bring you live updates.