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The Unfinished Arab Revolutions

Monday, March 26, 2012

Marc Lynch, a.k.a. @AbuAardvark, professor and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, editor of the Middle East channel at Foreign Policy, and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, talks about his new book, The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East.

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Peter from North Carolina

Maybe Mr. Lynch could shed some light on these topics:

1. Why has Egypt continued to have a closed border with the Palestinians? One might have assumed that after Mubarak was pushed out of office, the “new” Egyptian government might have opened the border and crossing to Palestinians.

2. Why has Jordan been quiet on the revolution front?

3. It seems that while many condemn the Syrian government’s brutality towards its own people, the Arab League, foreign powers and the US seem to have no interest in intervening. Why is this? My guess is that if Syria was attacked by any foreign power their first move would be to bomb Israel as a way to force any intervening country to be allied with Israel. It would be the Gulf War all over again with the US and other countries pleading with Israel not to respond. What does your guest think of this view?

Mar. 26 2012 11:33 AM
Herb from NYC

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President Obama did not see that the only way the "Arab Spring" could go would be Moslem extremist. Or he did see it? Either way his policies did not benefit the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya. They are worse off & the USA lost allies against Moslem extremist, enemies of the USA. He did not support the "Spring" in Iran, where The Moslem extremist would fail. Do you see a pattern?

Mar. 26 2012 09:15 AM

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