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The Dawn of the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order? Paperback – October 2, 2012
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About the Author
Rosie Bsheer is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Columbia University.
Ziad Abu-Rish is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of California Los Angeles.