Dr. Mikayel Zolyan

Dr. Mikayel Zolyan

Dr. Mikayel Zolyan

25 January 2016

Timed with the fifth anniversary of the revolution in Egypt, a watershed event in what became known as the “Arab Sping,” RSC Analyst Dr. Mikayel Zolyan assesses the implications for the post-Soviet space.

The Lessons of the Arab Spring

“Five years ago, on January 25, 2011, a revolution erupted in the largest Arab country, marking a watershed in the history of what soon came to be known as the “Arab Spring.” As the world is still struggling to cope with the consequences of the processes unleashed by these events, it seems that trouble is brewing in another turbulent region, the former Soviet Union.”