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Are the promises of the Arab Spring evaporating in a summer of stalemates?




An Egyptian woman stands in front of graffiti reading 'Revolution' at Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the popular revolt that drove veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power after 30 years, on Feb. 17, 2011.
An Egyptian woman stands in front of graffiti reading 'Revolution' at Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the popular revolt that drove veteran strongman Hosni Mubarak from power after 30 years, on Feb. 17, 2011.
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will go on trial this Wednesday, nearly five months after massive protests forced him to step down. But unrest continues in Egypt as protesters express frustration with the slow pace of change after the "revolution." Meanwhile in Libya and Syria, violence continues with no clear end in sight. The momentum of the Arab Spring seems to have stalled as it changes into a long hot summer. Marina Ottaway, Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace joins us with a status update.