Why did people power overcome despots in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen but meet such fierce resistance in Syria? Why did the British government side with street protesters in Libya but with the regime in Bahrain?
Why did the Arab Spring fail to reach Occupied Palestinian Territory? What change did it bring to the besieged Gaza Strip?
Whilst the mainstream media fix their gaze on Daesh, this anthology brings together authors, journalists, activists and academics to answer these questions and delve deeper into the Arab Spring protests half a decade since they first flared in the region.
From Syria’s courageous civil society movement to women’s central role in the revolution, The Arab Spring 5 Years On offers an alternative analysis of the democratic uprisings and their aftermath.