There have been lots of attempts at democratic revolutions in the Arab world, but the good guys keep losing.
MIDDLE ISRAEL: The upheaval that was prematurely celebrated as a democratic outburst soon gave way to political regression, religious reaction, and international tragedy.
A decade after the Arab Spring’s eruption, the jury is still out about its effects
Many Tunisians look back on the events of 2010 and regret that their dreams remain unfulfilled.
In Egypt, protests gathered momentum, and the army pulled its forces from the protests and Mubarak stepped down - to be tried in August on charges of abusing power and killing demonstrators.
The history of the Arab Spring revolutions suggests that the recipe for regime change includes four essential ingredients.
While Israel has become a regional power with world-renowned defense and economic capabilities, many Israelis continue to feel the existential threat that marked our history.
Tunisia's revolution in troubled waters
The North African country was the one success story of the Arab Spring. It became a democracy and has not been taken over by hard-right Islamists or generals.
The US case was a human rights issue, which aimed at social reforms, whereas in Tunisia, for instance, the uprising in 2011 demanded political, economic and social change.