The Arab Spring Three Years On

By Noam Chomsky   November 30, 2013 “Information Clearing House –Three years since the start of the Arab revolutions, the region has witnessed a kaleidoscope of dramatic developments ranging from free elections to the violent suppression of change. How would you describe the Arab Spring today? In the past I’ve described it as a “work in progress.”…

Pulling Egypt from the brink

By Nathalie Tocci As crisis looms in Egypt, the EU and the US find themselves on a policy crossroad.   The EU has few options for its foreign policy towards Egypt [AFP] While clashes and violence are by no means over, today’s Egypt seems eerily headed towards normalisation. The regime is determined to signal its credibility…