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A point of view from Brussels
Where has arab spring gone?

  • 2017
  • Scicluna, Colin
  • Aufsatz/Enthaltenes Werk

There was a real hope in those heady days of 2011 and 2012. It was unthinkable, as one despot after another was toppled from power, that the situation would be worse within five years or so. But whether we like it or not, the situation is indeed markedly worse in several parts of the region. The Global Strategy, adopted by the European Union in June 2016, however, opts for a positive approach and promotes the view that while the transition is painful and tragic in many aspects, the region is not doomed and may well recover, if we show commitment and confidence.