A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, October 7, 2011

The Peace Prize

So: not to Arab Spring as such so much as to women's rights, but with an Arab woman prominent in the protests, Tawakul Karman of Yemen, sharing it with two Liberians.

If not exactly what many were expecting, it's also the first Arab woman to win, and that achievement deserves recognition.

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