|Title||International Crisis Group has published four Reports on the Uprisings in the Arab World|
|Subtitle / Series Title||Reports on Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Tunisia available online|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Publisher||International Crisis Group (ICG)|
Popular Protest in North Africa and the Middle East (I): Egypt Victorious?
If Egypt’s popular uprising is to achieve its aspirations for a truly democratic society, street activism will need to be converted into inclusive, institutional politics.
Unprecedented protests and the regime’s heavy-handed response risk pushing Yemen into widespread violence but also could and should be a catalyst for long overdue, far reaching political reform.
Bahrain’s crackdown and Saudi Arabia’s 14 March military intervention could turn a mass movement for democratic reform into an armed conflict while regionalising a genuinely internal political struggle.
As Tunisia continues its transition to democracy, it will need to balance the urge for radical political change against the requirement of stability; integrate Islamism into the new landscape; and, with international help, tackle deep socio-economic problems.