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An Egyptian demonstrator on Tahrir Square in Cairo kisses the new Libyan flag out of solidarity with the rebels in Egypt (photo: AP)

The Arab Spring and the "Nahda" Reform Movement

The Second Arab Renaissance

The democracy movement of 2011 is not the first such upswing to grip the Arab world. It revives the hopes associated with the "Nahda", or "Arab Renaissance", of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An analysis by Jean-Pierre FiliuMore