The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests (both non-violent and violent), riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010.
By December 2013, rulers had been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen; civil uprisings had erupted in Bahrain and Syria; major protests had broken out in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan; and minor protests had occurred in Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Western Sahara, and the Palestinian territories.
The protests have shared some techniques of civil resistance in sustained campaigns involving strikes, demonstrations, marches, and rallies, as well as the effective use of social media to organize, communicate, and raise awareness in the face of state attempts at repression and Internet censorship.
Project (MERIP)The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) was established in 1971. The original concept of MERIP was to provide information and analysis on the Middle East that would be picked up by the existing local news organizations.
AtoZ World Business is the world’s most comprehensive country-by-country resource for success in international business and trade. AtoZ World Business consists of 100 Country Business Guides of 108 topics each and 76 World Trade Resources
Organized by country, subject, and type of resources for each of the Arab countries, the ASSR country index offers a quick overview of all the information in the ASSR database, presented in both English and Arabic. ASSR also offers general resources.
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