The Arab Spring in the Middle East Research Paper by hamtown666

The Arab Spring in the Middle East
Looks at the development of the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia as inspiration for the uprisings in other Middle East countries.
# 147597 | 9,525 words | 19 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on May 16, 2011 in History (Middle Eastern) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Hot Topics (General)

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This paper describes an ongoing series of protests, days of rage, civil unrest and, in some situations, armed conflict in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring, which have been used to incite various reforms and political changes. Specifically, the paper traces, with great detail, the Arab Spring from the December 2010 Tunisian protests that led to the overthrow of the Tunisian government, to the Egyptian revolution of 2011 that defeated the Mubarak regime, to the attempt to conquer Libyan Colonel Qaddafi that has developed into a civil war. The paper contends that the Arab Spring is not a protest against a particular regime or individual but instead a protest against the lack of rights and freedoms for people in these countries.

From the Paper:

"As the Mubarak era of Egypt, drew to a close protesters across Egypt organized themselves and called for a number of reforms to be implemented across the country. These reforms are aimed to counteract the human rights abuses, political freedoms, censorship, and other limitations imposed over the course of Hosni Mubarak's 30 year rule. Before the resignation of President Mubarak, the protesters organized once again in Tahrir Square to agree on a list of demands highlighting the changes they desire. The demands listed are in some instances are very well thought out; others are highly unreasonable, given the current situation in Egypt."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Reuters News;
  • NewYorkTimes(online) Anthony Shadid
  • Malta Today (online)
  • "The Council's Statement". National Transitional Council.
  • BBC News; March 13, 2011 "The Council's Statement". National Transitional Council.

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