Tagged: Arab revolutions

Masterclass Middle East – Lecture #3

Has the Arab revolution only started?¬† 28 March, 18:00-20:00 R√©sidence Palace, Wetstraat 155, 1040 Brussels   A lecture by Koert Debeuf Koert Debeuf is the director of TIMEP Europe. He lived for five years in Cairo from where he travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Before 2011 he was the Chief of Staff of ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt. He was also speechwriter, spokesperson and chief advisor of the Prime Minister of Belgium. He is a founding member of the pro-European Spinelli Group and of the Arab Leaders for Freedom...

The Arab Spring Seven Years On: Failure or Just the Beginning?

When Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi announced the creation of the Islamic State on 29 June 2014 in Mosul, it came as a shock to every observer of the Arab world. Experts failed to predict this major event, just like they failed to foresee the coming of the Arab Spring in December 2010 and the first months of 2011. Prior to 2010, many articles appeared in news outlets describing the dire situation in which vast parts of the Arab population were living. However, at the same time, internal and external observers showed careful...