Tag Archives: Arab Revolts

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To anyone who has been waiting (anyone?) — my latest book is now available at the terrific price of under $10 (even less for the Kindle edition). Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction (published by Oxford University Press) examines how revolutions differ … Continue reading

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Who will help Syria’s opposition?

Senator McCain has boldly called for NATO to do in Syria as it did in Libya; utilize air power to create safe havens for the opposition.  While this is a step in the right direction, I think McCain goes to … Continue reading

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What is Russia Doing In Syria?

The vetoes by Russia and China at the U.N. Security Council, cast to forestall possible action against Bashar al-Assad in Syria, were a major disappointment. But is Russia simply going to prop up Assad?  I do not think so.  The … Continue reading

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Turmoil in Egypt and Syria

Egypt and Syria today are demonstrating two keys to understanding revolutions: (1) No one gives up power willingly; and (2) building coalitions with mass support is the key to gaining command. In Egypt, two titans are contending — the military … Continue reading

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