The Arab Spring promised democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa. While a number of oppressive regimes have fallen, the hoped-for paradigm shift has not fully materialized.
Well before the Arab Spring, Iranians rose up, albeit unsuccessfully, against their regime in the 2009 Green Revolution. A former diplomat talks about the Iranian take on the wave of Arab uprisings.
Killing, exile, or a fair trial? The Arab Spring states have treated their fallen dictators in strikingly different ways. There is no legal consensus on how the nascent states are dealing with their past.
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