Our book for this unit was written in the immediate aftermath of the so-called A
Our book for this unit was written in the immediate aftermath of the so-called Arab Spring uprising, where protesters toppled a series of Middle Eastern and North African Arab regimes.
Based on what you have learned about these developments, in our book and readings and news alike, do you see these revolt-movements as fundamentally religious, economic, social, or cultural? In other words, how would you characterize the current tumult in the Arab world? Is it a civil war between Islamic fundamentalists and modernizers? An economic conflict between corrupt elite and poor masses? Tribal clash between different ethnic units? Generational fight between large groups of disappointed young people and old guys with all the money and power? Something else?
Make your point using clear evidence and analysis.