Ilyas Saliba is
a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School for Social Sciences
(BGSS), Humboldt University and a research fellow at the research unit
Democracy and Democratization at the Berlin Social Science Center
(WZB). He works on the diverging trajectories of the Arab uprisings and
focuses on the impact of transnational learning on regime responses to
contestation. He tweets at @ilyas_saliba.