Tunisia strikes out towards democracy, while Egypt’s protesters take to the streets once more. Libya shakes off its ruler but finds national consensus elusive.
A power struggle rages in Yemen, even though its ruler has finally agreed to step down. A beleaguered Syrian regime clings to power – while Morocco holds parliamentary elections, the first since constitutional reforms.
Do all these developments – with their dramas of hope and disappointment – amount to an Arab Spring? Here are some of the myths surrounding the uprisings: