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hough the Arab Spring began only a little more than a year ago, it is already clear that we
are seeing a realignment of the Middle East play out. Whoever wins the White House this November will take office on
the movement’s second anniversary; thus, now is an opportune time to take stock of its potentially transformative implica-
tions for the next administration.
This article begins by examining the movement’s effects on regional issues and summarizing the various drivers of
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