In my view and I am not any expert just an interested onlooker with an affection for Arab people, the Arab Spring has been a failure! I was born during the cold war and was 21 at the time of the Berlin Wall, which saw the death knell of Stallinism in E. Europe, something I was convinced would never happen in my lifetime!
How did one succeed in ending tyranny while the other sees Arab people still living under despots!
Could it be the dictatorships that many Arab people live under are worse than those were of Stallinist Europe, even with the likes of the Stasi watching everyone in such a paranoid way!
Or are their vested interests wanting to keep Arab people subjugated!