Analysis: Protests toppled two governments in three days, but the fight is only beginning

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Analysis: Protests toppled two governments in three days, but the fight is only beginning

For weeks, loud and angry demands reverberated across Iraq and Lebanon, rattling their political leadership. Elites publicly acknowledged the popular indictment against them, and serious political concessions appeared inevitable. It signaled a shaking up of the powers that be that would’ve been unimaginable even a month ago.