The ‘Anger Revolutions’ in the Middle East: an answer to decades of failed reform

@article{Kazamias2011TheR,
  title={The ‘Anger Revolutions’ in the Middle East: an answer to decades of failed reform},
  author={Alexander Kazamias},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={143 - 156}
}
  • Alexander Kazamias
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
Two weeks after the overthrow of Tunisia’s autocratic ruler, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, and four days after the outbreak of a mass uprising in Egypt, US President Barack Obama appeared on world television to stress the urgent need for reform. ‘We’ve also been clear that there must be reform—political, social and economic reforms that meet the aspirations of the Egyptian people’, he said. One month later, during which the Egyptian people also managed to depose their own dictator, Hosni Mubarak… 
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