The Discontent in West Asia
Implications for India
The food riots that originated in Tunisia have now swept across the entire Arab world, though the epicenter of this popular uprisings were located in non‐Gulf Arab countries including Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morroco, Jordan, Syria and Yemen. So far, they have toppled the Ben Ali government in Tunisia and forced President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt to resign, and in Yemen, the GCC is engaged in negotiating the deal for the exit of President, Saleh. The King of Jordan and Mohammad Abass of Palestine have fired their respective cabinet as a preventive measure.
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