The uprisings in the Middle East that gripped the world’s attention have changed the political landscape substantially. But to what degree do the Arab transitioning countries share a common thread in this recent transformation?
Mirette F. Mabrouk, deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East reflects on a recent conference held in Tunisia to commemorate the three-year process of political and economic change in its birthplace. She explains some of the findings in her report that resulted from the conference, titled “The State of the Arab Transitions.”

Mabrouk also discusses changing attitudes towards civil society and the media.

Lastly, Mabrouk reviews the trajectory of political Islam, particularly in the wake of the Muslim Brotherhood’s fall in Egypt.