Small Wars Journal

Arab Spring

Contested Terrain: The New Geography of Drug Trafficking in North Africa and the Sahel Since the Arab Spring SWJED Wed, 01/24/2018 - 4:15am

The nature of narcotics trafficking in North Africa and the Sahel has changed in recent years in significant ways.

Sayyid Qutb’s “Milestones” and Its Impact on the Arab Spring Peter J. Munson Thu, 05/09/2013 - 3:30am

While not democracy in the American image, the Arab Spring has the potential to bring Islamists into conflict with jihadists.

The Ansar of Yemen: The Huthis and al-Qaeda Peter J. Munson Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:30am

The pressures on Yemen are centrifugal rather than centripetal, by which the power of the center is weakened to the benefit of poles of regional power. These centrifugal forces could make it difficult to recreate a central state that can reach across the country