Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicArab Spring

Topic: Arab Spring

Arab Spring or Islamic winter? KP Fabian’s new ‘was and wasn’t’ book answers this question

In an event in Delhi, KP Fabian discussed US involvement in the 2011 Arab uprisings and the flawed notion of resistance to democracy in Muslim nations.

Yemen’s ragtag rebels became a threat to world economy, showed military power has its limits

Iran and Saudi Arabia are talking—but it might be too late to put the war-making djinn back in the bottle. Power-brokers in Yemen depend on violence to secure influence.

Ground zero of Arab Spring is back on streets. This time, to round off the revolution

Tunisian youth and scores of Arab Spring activists are back with the slogans and placards, demanding an end to the police state and fall of regime. But something is different this time.

Arab Spring showed autocracy is anything but stable

The chaotic & unpredictable fashion in which regimes entered into crisis and collapsed shows that authoritarianism is both highly fragile and a major source of violent turmoil.

What has climate change led to? Riots, uprising and tyranny

In ‘Fossil Free’, Sumant Sinha writes about the social and economic impacts of climate change, especially in oil-producing countries.

Lessons from Occupy Wallstreet to Arab Spring — young people must adopt mature activism

Youth movements need to embrace a more mature form of activism, and embrace intergenerational allyship, systems leadership & a healthier awareness of self.

A Game of Thrones in north Africa, and Jesus wants relief for the world’s poor

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Pak Spring?

The government is staring down the GHQ and ISI. Let's see if the brass blinks.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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