Each week, the Inside the Issues podcast series will go in-depth with a different CIGI expert on the most challenging issues in global governance. Hosted by CIGI Chair David Welch, these candid and timely discussions are available on the CIGI YouTube channel and on iTunes video and audio.
In episode 14, we re-visit the themes of an earlier episode with Middle East expert Bessma Momani, to re-assess the tenuous situation in Libya, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia. She notes the stalemate between rebels and regime in Libya, the potential dangers of regime change in Syria and the increasing hostility towards Iran on the part of Gulf countries.
Bessma previously appeared in episode seven of our podcast series.