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Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 5
Published on: May 1, 2011
Army Guys

The different social “locations” of the armies of Egypt and Tunisia explain the divergent paths of the recent upheavals in those two countries.

Robert Springborg is professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and program manager for the Middle East at the Center for Civil-Military Relations. Clement M. Henry is professor emeritus of government and Middle East studies at the University of Texas at Austin. They are co-authors of Globalization and the Politics of Development in the Middle East. The views expressed are those of the authors and not those of the Department of Defense or any other U.S. government agency.
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