The middle east: a long-term view
The Arab world's problems of conflict and misrule are deeply rooted in the region's history. But its awakened peoples' demands for accountable government and a new social contract offer hope, say Foulath Hadid (1937-2012) & Mishana Hosseinioun.A few days after this article was completed, its co-author - the respected Iraqi-born scholar and honorary fellow at St Antony's College Oxford, Foulath Hadid - died on 29 September 2012. The article is published here to honour his memory.
The middle-east path: towards awakening
The democratic mobilisations in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere are lighting a beacon across the middle east and north Africa. The way ahead lies through peaceful protest against extremism and authoritarianism, say Foulath Hadid & Mishana Hosseinioun.