Lessons learned from the Arab Spring: Are things better?
CNN, 12 Feb 2021
Beginning in 2011, mass protests demanding freedom and dignity rocked the the Arab world and, for a while, hope soared that decades of decay and dictatorship were coming to an end. But internal divisions, foreign intervention, and authoritarians who stopped at nothing to seize or cling to power dashed much of that hope. CNN's Ben Wedeman looks at the meaning and impact of the events.