Rumbles on the Arab street

Throughout the Middle East, as citizens have taken to the streets to protest a range of woes — rising food prices, inflamed religious tensions, and corrupt political leadership — it’s becoming more clear that Arab regimes are, as FP blogger March Lynch says, “on edge.”  Here, the f ather of 23-year-old Abdelfatah Akresh, who was killed ...

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Throughout the Middle East, as citizens have taken to the streets to protest a range of woes -- rising food prices, inflamed religious tensions, and corrupt political leadership -- it's becoming more clear that Arab regimes are, as FP blogger March Lynch says, "on edge." 

Here, the father of 23-year-old Abdelfatah Akresh, who was killed during clashes in the town of Bou-Ismael, west of Algiers, mourns his son's death. "Algerian society has been in a permanent state of moral revolt against the regime for the last four or five years," wrote Hugh Roberts for Foreign Policy's Middle East Channel."

Throughout the Middle East, as citizens have taken to the streets to protest a range of woes — rising food prices, inflamed religious tensions, and corrupt political leadership — it’s becoming more clear that Arab regimes are, as FP blogger March Lynch says, “on edge.” 

Here, the f

ather of 23-year-old Abdelfatah Akresh, who was killed during clashes in the town of Bou-Ismael, west of Algiers, mourns his son’s death. “Algerian society has been in a permanent state of moral revolt against the regime for the last four or five years,” wrote Hugh Roberts for Foreign Policy‘s Middle East Channel.”

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Maria Kornalian is the executive associate for the Project on Middle East Political Science and an assistant editor for the Middle East Channel.

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