An Egypt/Arab Spring Roundup

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Start with Juan Cole, who specializes in this area. He has a good list of links to Arab news sources and gives a well-rounded look at what’s happening right now in Egypt. Short version–the revolution is ongoing and the military doesn’t want to give up power.

The Guardian continues its stellar live coverage.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has said Syria’s President Assad should resign.

Marwan Bishara answers three questions about the Egyptian aftershocks.


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →