6 Articles by: Anand Gopal

Anand Gopal has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Middle East war zones for various publications and is author of the award-winning No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and War Through Afghan Eyes

Why the Arab Spring Failed

As inspiring as the Arab Spring uprisings of the early 2010s were, they failed to democratize the Middle East. The primary cause had little to do with the region’s cultural or religious characteristics and everything to do with the profound weakening of the Middle East’s working-class power under neoliberalism.