Never-ending Arab Spring? Hicham Alaoui, Research Fellow at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
For years, the chefs of democratization have championed a cookie-cutter approach to change. Regardless of what cultural and historic dough countries were made of, one recipe, based largely on western-made ingredients, was thought to be the best. But after a series of revolutions and counterrevolutions in the Arab world, the question remains – what’s the best way forward for the region and the world as a whole?