The buzz culture, flame war breeders and hot topic cookers alike have replaced one Middle Eastern catastrophe with another. Beneath the disorganized hodgepodge in Libya, there is the increasingly vulnerable state of Egypt. Though our TVs no longer blare the cacophony of Mubarak protests or mention the social media’s marvels that sparked revolutionary change in Egypt, [...]
No one can deny the extensive role social media has had in both the lead-up to and organization of the current protest movements throughout the Middle East region. Often times, in trying to understand how social media has affected the Middle East region, we make the tragic mistake of using Western paradigms of socioeconomic and political [...]
I sat down with Yale history professor Paul Kennedy to hear the historical view on the impact of New Media on the current string of uprisings in the Middle East. Rather than directing the conversation through a typical schedule of specific questions, I opened up the floor to Professor Kennedy. I asked him what he thought [...]
As we all have witnessed, 2011 has brought with it the boiling point of civil unrest in several autocracies in the North Africa and Middle East regions. Whether it is due to social media being introduced into these populations or just a coincidence is unclear. Although, it is clear that social media has been seen by [...]
A is a junior political science major. She grew up in Egypt before moving to the United States, and she wanted to share her thoughts on the recent events in the Middle East.
E: First off, there’s obviously been a lot of news coming out of Egypt. How do you personally feel about Mubarak’s resignation?