Commentary | 17 February 2011

'But this time, everything turns out differently': what the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings mean for the Middle East

In a new Lowy Institute Perspective, West Asia Program Director Anthony Bubalo examines the consequences for the Middle East of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. ‘But this time everything turns out differently’ argues that the uprisings reflect long-terms trends and crises common to most countries of the region and their impact will be felt for many years to come.The uprisings have also focused attention on the role of Islamist movements. In 2008 the Lowy Institute explored this question in 'Zealous democrats: Islamism and democracy in Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey', which examined how Islamist movements try to adapt to democratic politics. Anthony Bubalo

  • Anthony Bubalo

In a new Lowy Institute Perspective, West Asia Program Director Anthony Bubalo examines the consequences for the Middle East of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. ‘But this time everything turns out differently’ argues that the uprisings reflect long-terms trends and crises common to most countries of the region and their impact will be felt for many years to come.The uprisings have also focused attention on the role of Islamist movements. In 2008 the Lowy Institute explored this question in 'Zealous democrats: Islamism and democracy in Egypt, Indonesia and Turkey', which examined how Islamist movements try to adapt to democratic politics. Anthony Bubalo

  • Anthony Bubalo