Paul Aarts is senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Amsterdam. He published on the Arab Spring, civil society in Iran and Syria, and more particularly about Saudi Arabia. His latest publication, co-authored by Carolien Roelants, is 'Saudi Arabia. A Kingdom in Peril' (Hurst, 2015).
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaThe political economy of the Arab Spring: searching for the virtuous circle
No matter how tragic the short and medium-term consequences of some of the uprisings, their outbreak might...