In her third appearance on Inside the Issues, CIGI senior fellow and Middle Eastern economics expert Bessma Momani discusses the state of the so-called 'Arab Spring' one year after the uprising began. She says that democratic progress is likely to proceed in fits and starts across countries that have experienced regime change, while economic dynamics are likely to preserve the reign of rulers in Syria and the Gulf states. "If we view [The Arab Spring movement] as just authoritarianism and democracy than it becomes inconsistent," Momani explains, "it's more about economic justice and not butchering your own people."
Inside the Issues 2.11 - "The Arab Spring, One Year Later"
Series: Inside the Issues, Season Two