AFTER THE ARAB SPRING by John Bradley

Published by Palgrave Macmillan IsbN 9780230338197
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After the Arab Spring is an analysis of the new Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain. Bradley looks at how the revolutions were first ignited and the major players behind them, and shows how the local populations participated in and responded to the uprisings.

In Tunisia, the author witnesses secularists under violent attack and in Egypt observes radical Islamists taking control of the streets. He illuminates the ancient sectarian strife shaking Bahrain, fierce civil war pitching tribe against tribe in Libya and Yemen, and ethnic divisions threatening to tear apart Syria and Iran.

Bradley also offers a look at how across countries, liberal, progressive voices that first rallied the Arab masses were drowned out by the slogans of the better organised and more popular radical Islamists.