As we pass the first anniversary of the Arab Spring, we still have questions about these historic convulsions. Why did the Arab Street finally rise up, in a region that has seen more than its share of strongmen, rhetoric and big ideas rooted in socialism, religion, pan-Arabism and everything in-between? What was the fuel for the sparks of ignition?
As a business person who has travelled extensively in the Middle East and as a competition lawyer who has seen how competition forces change, I have a different perspective on the intertwined factors leading to the Arab Spring.
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