Sohail Inayatullah (Tamkang): Using Macrohistory to Analyze the Alternative Futures of the Arab Spring. Anita Breuer (GDI): The Role of Social Media in Mobilizing Political Protest: Evidence from the Tunisian Revolution. Ahmed Abdel Azim ElShiekh (Alexandria): Between the Signifier and the Signified Falls the Signification: Reflections on the Use of Political Terms in the Egyptian 2011 Events. Ozan O. Varol (Lewis and Clark): The Military as the Guardian of Constitutional Democracy. Younes Abouyoub reviews Food, Farming and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring by Rami Zurayk. Power without responsibility: Mokhtar Benabdallaoui on why monarchies weathered the Arab Spring. Patrick Cockburn reviews The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East by Marc Lynch. How a Salafi preacher came for my soul: Graeme Wood on the far-reaching ambitions of Egypt’s rising Islamists. Beware the tyranny of the mob: The growing insecurity of religious and ethnic minorities is one of the biggest problems arising from the Arab Spring — but much can be done to protect them. Luke McDonagh reviews After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World.