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There's No Peace in the Middle East

This article is from Issue 51: May/June 2011

“Hundreds of Saudis have rallied in the eastern city of Qatif to blast the regime for its military intervention in #Bahrain. #SaudiArabia.” Tweets like these have become the norm in the Middle East, as social networking sites have evolved into the online headquarters for rebellion. Since the initial uprising in January in Egypt, there has been a string of similar incidents in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria. Protestors in Egypt began their fight on Jan. 25 against President Hosni Mubarak, who was in power for almost 30 years.