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Arabism - 100 years of solitude

24 June 2013
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Has the ‘Arab Spring’ turned into an ‘Islamist Winter’? With Ennahda and the Muslim Brothers in power in Tunisia and Egypt respectively, Jabhat al-Nusra lead­ing the Syrian revolution against a Baathist regime, and the constitutionalisation of Islam in Libya, many analysts have reached the conclusion that Islamism finally has its moment in the Arabic world.

And yet, underneath the surface lies the return of a force long considered dead: Arabism.