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The 2011 Arab uprisings shook the Middle East and North Africa and reshaped the region in a number of ways. While protestors in several countries demanded more freedoms, hopes for a more democratic region were dashed as the fall of long standing dictatorships led to civil war, unrest, and further repression in most cases. This series examines the changes and challenges countries in the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing, one decade after the Arab Spring.

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Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.