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For Timur Kuran's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Feb 12, 2011

The politics of an unanticipated revolution

DURHAM, N.C. — In setting himself ablaze following a humiliating encounter with the police, the university-educated Tunisian vegetable seller Mohamed Bouazizi triggered a wave of protests across the Arab world. Several Arab dictators who had held power for decades have already been ousted or ...