The price of bread is rising rapidly in the Middle East, thanks to concerns about wheat supply from Ukraine and Russia. In the past, such increases have led to violent protests and political upheaval.
12 Feb 2021
Yemen's Arab Spring uprisings led to a raging civil war that has inflicted immense suffering on the population for the past seven years. Will the US's halt on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and a new envoy help bring peace?
21 Dec 2020
A decade ago, a wave of protests swept across North Africa in what came to be known as the Arab Spring, bringing down Arab rulers with it. Despite facing similar challenges, an 'African Spring' has not happened.
9 Mar 2020
Almost a decade after the Arab Spring began, the wave of protests that toppled authoritarian leaders across the region has led to a more complicated political reality than the first demonstrators could have anticipated, from Libya to a still continuing war in Syria. Hazem Kandil, an author and reader in political sociology at the University of Cambridge, joined us for Perspective to talk about what the Arab Spring achieved, the conflict in Syria and what lies ahead for the region.
20 Mar 2018
Tunisia is where the "Arab Spring" began. Today, seven years on, despite some setbacks, it is the only country in the Arab world where those uprisings have given way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy.