I understood the term Arab Spring also to be just a shorthand way of encapsulating the broad set of events,...
The "shorthand," tends to give the wrong information to the LIV (low information voters). Plus, from a geographical standpoint, Persia really is the "Near East."
I understand your point, though. What would you now call the so called "Arab spring?"
I call it -- "The drive to create a new Caliphate".