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Arab Spring Became Brutal Winter, Analysts Say

Five years after Tunisia became the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring, analysts say most of the Arab countries that witnessed popular uprisings in 2011 are now worse off. The hopes for a peaceful transition from authoritarianism to democracy and social justice were dashed by new autocrats, repression, civil war and counter-revolutionary forces. "Almost every Arab country is either worse off than it was in 2011 or no significant positive change has occurred, so the phase that...

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