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The Lessons of Sudan’s Past

Sudanese blogger Amir Ahmad Nasr urges activists in the Arab world to apply the lessons of Sudan’s past to the transitions taking place today. Examining the limits of the 1964 and 1985 revolutions, Nasr notes the ways in which the Arab world is different today than in was in 1964 and 1985—and how these differences could help the Arab Spring revolutions succeed. He argues that the rise of new media has increased the flow of information and the spread of democratic ideals throughout the Arab world. Nasr is hopeful that this new era of communication technology will break down barriers of fear and lead to true reform.

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