Arab Spring

PRI's The World

Three years after its civil war, Libya is on the brink of another

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three years after the revolution that overthrew Moammar Gaddafi, Libya faces an even worse crisis that threatens to destabilize the country and region. The US doesn't want to intervene, but fighting between Islamists and former Gaddafi loyalists has already dragged in other countries.


On The Media

A Conversation With the Man Who Tweets Revolutions

Friday, February 01, 2013

Throughout the months of the Arab Spring, the twitter feed of NPR senior strategist Andy Carvin was a one stop shop for keeping up with events in the region--even though Carvin was a world away in Washington D.C. Now Carvin has written a new book about his experience, Distant Witness: Social Media, the Arab Spring and a Journalism Revolution, and sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss his reporting with social media.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: The Mideast

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The status of relations between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

The Future of Syria

Thursday, February 09, 2012

At a time of turmoil and unrest, the future of the Syrian government and its people are at stake. Farid Ghadry, the Syrian-born co-founder and president of the U.S. based Reform Party of Syria, predicts the outcome of the uprisings and what Syria will look like if the Assad regime does indeed fall. As a lobbyist for regime change in Syria, Ghadry talks about how the international community can help the Syrian people in their battle for political reform.

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The Takeaway

A Ground-Level Look at Egyptian Elections

Monday, November 28, 2011

The lead up to the election has been less than promising: Sunday marked the ninth straight day of protests against military rule in Egypt. At least 41 protesters have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded. However, these events haven't stopped a record number of voters from queuing up well before polls opened this morning. This will be the country's first parliamentary election since former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Tahrir Redux

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Steven Cook, the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about the latest chapter in Egyptian politics and the clashes between demonstrators and the military government.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Unfinished Arab Revolutions

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kelly McEvers, Baghdad correspondent for NPR, talks about her time in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria and how the Arab Spring continues throughout the region.

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