‘In Egypt, we are seeing the return of the old order’

Karl Sharro explains how Western posturing neutered the Arab Spring.

With Egypt once again under vicious military rule, Libya chaotic and lawless and Syria embroiled in a bitter civil war, the revolutionary spirit and optimism of the Arab Spring seems to have all but disappeared. So where did the Arab Spring go awry? What role has the West played in its downfall? And how can nations across the Arab world reinvigorate their fledgling revolutions? I spoke to Middle East commentator and blogger Karl Sharro to find out more. Listen below.

 

 

 

Tom Slater is assistant editor at spiked.

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