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« Is the “Arab Spring ” the new 1967 ?  » Tribune Libre | N°7 | Avril 2021

« Is the “Arab Spring ” the new 1967 ?  » Tribune Libre | N°7 | Avril 2021

Of all the geostrategic consequences of the 1967 Arab defeat, the domestic political and ideological impact was the most significant. In the aftermath of the war, conservative monarchies displaced revolutionary republics from the center of Arab politics. And political Islam displaced Arab nationalism as the vanguard ideology of liberation from the West. No such dramatic transformations seem to be happening after the monumental abortion of the “Arab Spring.” Yet in many respects, the failure of the 2011 popular uprisings (or revolutions) exposes deeper societal problems in the Arab world than the 1967 war could ever do. After all, the 1967 war was a failure of political and military leadership. Read more

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