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The Arab Spring and the changing balance of global power

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

The Arab Spring and the changing balance of global power .

Three years after the Arab Spring began, the contagious revolutionary fervor has faded as successor regimes across North Africa failed to deliver quick or lasting improvements in living standards, the quality of life and governance.

By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen and David Held

Read the full commentary, published in the Feb. 26, 2014, edition of openDemocracy.