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Reuters: Why Democracy Will Win

(This originally appeared as “Why Democracy Will Win” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) The Day of Rage in Saudi Arabia was a tepid affair, and Libyan rebels have suffered strategic losses. Only two months ago, popular uprisings in Tunisia inspired Egyptians and others to take to the streets to demand political […]

Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: Digital Media and the Arab Spring

(This originally appeared as “Digital Media and the Arab Spring” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) President Obama identified technology as one of the key variables that enabled and encouraged average Egyptians to protest. Digital media didn’t oust Mubarak, but it did provide the medium by which soulful calls for freedom […]

Commentary Essays / In The News / Reuters

Reuters: How Digital Media Enabled the Protests in Egypt and Tunisia

(This originally appeared as “How Digital Media Enabled the Protests in Egypt and Tunisia” on the Reuters Commentary Wire.) It’s time for the State Department to stop backing individual leaders in the Middle East. Instead, the State Department needs to back networks. The cascading impact of social protest in Tunisia […]