Revolution and Change in the Middle East (Part Two)

April 13, 2011

Revolution and Change in the Middle East (Part Two)

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.


From January to June 2011, CIGI Chair of Global Security of David Welch, hosted the first season of Inside the Issues - a weekly podcast series featuring CIGI's global governance experts. The resulting 22 episodes feature timely and candid discussions on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
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