The Arab Spring

The 2010 pro-democracy protests across the Middle East sparked a momentum for change which has not yet come to a halt. They've caused immense diplomacy headaches for western countries. Muammar Gaddafi may have been ousted from Libya, but the country's future remains uncertain. Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria poses huge challenges of its own.


Macron meets Trump during a recent to France visit. Copyright: PA

Confusion reigns on Syria but the moral lesson is clear

The macho posturing is troubling, as is the lack of a clear plan - but chemical attacks need an international response.


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Protestors celebrate the end of President Mubarak in Cairo's Tahrir Square in a defining moment of the Arab Spring

Everything you need to know about the Arab Spring in 5 minutes

Everything you need to know about the revolutions which continue to shake the Middle East.

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