Ten Years Later – How the Arab Spring changed the world

On this day ten years ago, at approximately 11:30 am on the morning of 17 December 2010, a twenty-six year-old Tunisian man, a street vendor from a village nearby the town of Sidi Bouzid, did something extraordinary. After acquiring a can of petrol, he took himself before the local governor’s office, doused his body, and … Continue reading Ten Years Later – How the Arab Spring changed the world

BBC Radio 4’s Mayday review – what really happened to James Le Mesurier?

The Syrian Crisis is one of the greatest tragedies of the twenty-first century – nearly ten years after protests against the government of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011, the violence has still not ended. Instead, after a decade of bitter civil war, perhaps as many as 585,000 people have been killed, including tens … Continue reading BBC Radio 4’s Mayday review – what really happened to James Le Mesurier?


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