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Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this technology for their repressive agendas, writes Marc Owen

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

US deepens sanctions on <em>Syria</em>, targets Assad's in-laws

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

The New Arab Staff

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

How Putin's Russia helped crush <em>the</em> Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the ...

The New Arab Staff

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

A new poll suggests many believe inequality has grown worse since the pro-freedom uprisings broke out a decade ago.

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab ...

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have ...

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes <em>after</em> Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in ...

<em>The</em> soundtrack of <em>the</em> Arab <em>uprisings</em> in 10 songs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all ...

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of ...

<em>Syria</em> marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country ...

Riot breaks out at <em>Syria</em> prison holding IS militants

The New Arab Staff

Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into ...

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

Mitchell Plitnick

The race for Biden's foreign policy agenda

Comment: Progressives must make a concerted effort at real influence in a potential Biden administration, narrowing the space for ...

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

Courtney Freer

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status ...

Five positives to take from 2019

The New Arab

Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New ...

10 events that drastically changed <em>the</em> Middle East

Narjas Zatat

10 events that drastically changed the Middle East

From the Arab Spring to the refugee crisis, here are some of the most important events of this past decade.

<em>The</em> best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

A new high water mark for Arab self-determination

Rami G. Khouri

A new high water mark for Arab self-determination

The long read: For the first time ever, protesters in Lebanon, Iraq, Sudan and Algeria share a defiant vision of ...

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