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Gary R. Bunt

The Next Arab Uprising op-ed

Marwan Muasher, Opinion piece, Foreign Affairs, The Next Arab Uprising: The Collapse of Authoritarianism in the Middle East

Long read:"Forging this new social contract will require visionary leaders who have the will to stand up to their country’s own elite, who grasp that the way to keep power is to share it, and who can persuade the populace that they are capable of guiding it to a better future. Sadly, not many such leaders exist today. (They are rare everywhere, not just in the Middle East.) But Middle Eastern governments have no choice. If they continue to ignore the need for change, the havoc to come will bring change on its own."

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