Backstory: Update on the Protests across the Arab World

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Protests have turned violent across the Arab World. Foreign Policy managing editor Blake Hounshell gives us an update on the clashes between the police and protesters in Syria, Yemen, and Bahrain. Plus, we’ll take a look at the role that sectarianism is playing in those countries and in Egypt.


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Comments [3]


I think due to double standard oF US Policies in world,she is loosing her friends every where.Look at stance of US in Bahrain,yemen, saudi kingdom,jordan,omman and compare it with libya and syria.Obviously there is a clear distinction.Above all israel becomes bane for US future.though US is trying her best to counter the situation in her favor,seemingly failed in mid east particularly.I dont see unipolar world in future any more and israel along with kings of mideast must let down US ANY WAY.

Jun. 17 2011 03:43 PM
herb from NYC

don't you think it curious that the President wants to support governments that hate us. The new administrations in Egypt & Tunisia are anti American & anti Israel. When the President had opportunity to help Iran where the people have favorable history re US & Israel he did nothing to support democracy letting the protesters get murdered by Moslem haters of US. Egypt threatened Israel, if they protect them selves against Hamas; the President does not stand up for the best ally of US, Israel.

Jun. 02 2011 09:12 AM
Patrick from Bronx

Any news about the protest movement in Iran?

Jun. 02 2011 05:51 AM

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