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Arab Spring

Military spending did not “crowd out” welfare in Middle East prior to Arab Spring

Findings dispute "guns versus butter" narrative as a major factor behind the Arab Spring. Researchers caution against uncritically applying lessons from Western nations to interpret public policy decisions in the Middle East. Research casts doubt on the widely-held view that…

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Street meeting in the Middle East.

The Arab uprising

Unrest in the Middle East is injecting "fear" into energy prices - but democracy may well benefit the West in the long term. Colonel Gaddafi needs to engage the 'hearts and minds' of his people to keep power, and even…

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Jim krane