Arab Winter

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Coined by Daniel Byman in The Washington Post in December 2011, in reference to the Arab Spring.

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Arab Winter

  1. The antidemocratic aftermath of the Arab Spring, involving more authoritarian governments and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.
    Coordinate term: Arab Spring
    • 2018 November 3, Hassan Hassan, “The Arab Winter Is Coming”, in The Atlantic[1]:
      The Arab Winter Is Coming [title]
    • 2020 May 12, Noah Feldman, “‘The Arab Winter,’ by Noah Feldman: An Excerpt”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      The second argument of the book is that Arab nationalism looks very different during today’s Arab winter than it did before the Arab spring.

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