“Who would have imagined, even a year or two ago, that Egypt would be ruled by an Islamist president such as Mohammed Morsi, or that America’s Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would meet him with smiles and apparent camaraderie? The Arab spring has overturned so many long-standing assumptions about the region.”
The assumptions the international community had about the Arab world have been wiped away in the Arab Spring and with the transition to democracy gathering pace with the recent elections in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, new theories and ideas are emerging. However, the region is still changing and the international community must be willing to adapt in response to these changes.
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