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Why The Left Has Gained So Little From The Arab Spring

Leftist movements in the Arab World are divided and marginalized, even after leading the region's democracy uprisings. In Tunis, Arab leftists got together to try to reverse course.

In a file photo, a Socialist flag flies in Beirut.
In a file photo, a Socialist flag flies in Beirut.
Jano Charbel

TUNIS — While leftists played an active role in the 2011 uprisings and in the events that led up to them, they have since been eclipsed by the better-organized political Islamists, military authorities, businessmen and members of the ancien régimes.

This was the backdrop of a conference held last week in the Tunisian capital called "Contemporary Leftist Politics in the Arab World.” The event touched on what the broader leftist movement across the region has been grappling with as the possibilities of the 2011 uprisings continue to unfold.

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