April 20, 2011

The EU’s confused reaction to the Arab spring

Twenty two years after the East European peaceful revolutions, which swept away communist dictatorships and ended the Cold War, the popular uprisings against the autocratic regimes in the Southern Mediterranean countries and the Arabian Peninsula are changing the world again. The consequences of this will probably be felt for years to come and be more far-reaching than we can even begin to predict.

Twenty two years after the East European peaceful revolutions, which swept away communist dictatorships and ended the Cold War, the popular uprisings against the autocratic regimes in the Southern Mediterranean countries and the Arabian Peninsula are changing the world again. The consequences of this will probably be felt for years to come and be more far-reaching than we can even begin to predict.


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