Arab spring News : May 31, 2012

‘Insurance Spring‘ in the UK?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Vladimir Guevarra After the Arab Spring, and the ongoing Investor Spring, is it also time for an “Insurance Spring” in the UK? This morning, the UK Office of Fair Trading released a strong statement against uncompetitive practices in the UK car
Arab Spring refugees bring memories of war, revolution to Nebraska
By Ben Bohall, KVNO/NET News Lincoln, NE – The Arab Spring and accompanying violence might seem far away to most Nebraskans, but for some refugees now living in Lincoln, that devastation took place in their backyards. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player

Algeria Avoids the Arab Spring?
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Is it accurate to say that Algeria is “immune” from the Arab Spring as some have argued? It is true that Algeria is different from its neighbors, but each country is unique. In my view, two factors protected the regime from the popular uprisings.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
2011: Year of Arab spring and pressure at Greek borders
In a report assessing the situation in 2011, the Commission notes an increase in the number of asylum seekers, which is mostly due to the Arab spring and to the persistent pressure along the border between Greece and Turkey.
Private equity and the Arab spring
The Economist
If the glory days are very much in the past, the numbers suggest that investors are slowly regaining their appetite after the initial shock of the Arab spring. Deals worth $475m have been done so far this year, according to Dealogic.
Our spring is far behind
The News International
In a surreal coincidence, the Cannes Film Festival applauded three films on the Arab spring. One of these, The Oath of Tobruk, is a personalised account of the Libyan uprising by French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy, or “BHL.

The News International
UAE Islamists to fight court ruling on citizenship
The UAE, a major oil exporter, has been cracking down on Islamist dissidents demanding reforms at home since Arab Spring uprisings began in the region last year. The Gulf Arab state, a US ally, revoked the men’s citizenship late last year,
Department of Cognitive Dissonance: Defining Arab Spring Down
New Republic (blog)
In a new effort to halt more than a year of bloodshed in Syria, President Obama will push for the departure of President Bashar al-Assad under a proposal modeled on the transition in another strife-torn Arab country, Yemen.
The Harbinger: One Year Later: Looking Back at the Arab Spring
It has been over a year since the string of uprisings in the Middle East known as theArab Spring occurred, and a tragic one at that. The fact is that even after one year filled with bombings and protests and killings and the like, many people aren’t

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