Arab Nations

Arab phoenix

Print edition : April 18, 2014

Anti-government demonstrators (background) confront supporters of the Hosni Mubarak regime during the Arab Spring uprising, in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on February 2, 2011. Arab intellectuals, such as those who authored the ESCWA report, dig amongst the ashes of Tahrir in search of reminders of the phoenix and for clues as to how to reconstruct it. Photo: AFP

Members of the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly celebrate the adoption of the new Constitution in Tunis on January 26. It is hailed as one of the most progressive Constitutions in the Arab world. Photo: Aimen Zine/AP

The U.N. report on Arab integration roots itself in the Arab renaissance tradition—honest about the problems that bedevil the region, but hopeful about the future that must come for a people who have ample resources to construct it.
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