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EVENT: CMSS Presents: The Arab World Post Arab Spring: Egypt and Syria

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CMSS Presents: The Arab World Post Arab Spring: Egypt and Syria : A Public Lecture By Professor Emile Nakhleh Other events...
The Arab world has changed dramatically in the past three years. As the Egyptian revolution celebrates its third anniversary, the Egyptian military under Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is resurrecting dictatorship under the veneer of constitutional legitimacy and on the pretense of fighting terrorism. Many of the leaders of the Tahrir Square uprising of January 2011, including some of Egypt's most prominent intellectuals, have been arrested, jailed or muzzled. Al-Sisi is set to run for president and is expected to win handily. He was recently promoted to Field Marshal, the highest rank in the Egyptian military, despite his lack of military combat. Syria is still ablaze. The horrific scenes of starving Syrians in Homs, Aleppo, and other cities and towns reflect Bashar al-Assad's determination to destroy his country in order to stay in power. The Syrian civil war is priding to neighboring countries and is threatening regional stability and security. The Geneva II talks are stalling. The lecture will examine these developments and assess the future of these two countries as well as other countries, especially in the Gulf, that are struggling with their protest movements and calls for reform.

Dr. Emile Nakhleh is a retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer, a Research Professor at UNM, a National Intelligence Council Associate, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since retiring from the US Government, he has been consulting with different US government entities on national security issues, particularly Islamic radicalization, terrorism, and the Arab states of the Middle East. He has published frequently on the “Arab Spring” in the Financial Times and the Inter Press News Service. At CIA, he was a senior analyst and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program and of regional analysis in the Middle East. He was awarded several senior commendation and distinguished medals for his service, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Director’s Medal. His research and publications have focused on political Islam and Muslim world engagement, Islamic radicalization and terrorism; and US policy toward the Middle East and the Muslim world. He holds a Ph.D. from the American University, Washington, D.C., in International Relations, an M.A. from Georgetown University in Political Science, and a B.A. from Saint John’s University, Minnesota, in Political Science. He is the author of numerous academic books and scholarly articles including A Necessary Engagement: Reinventing America’s Relations with the Muslim World (Princeton University Press, 2009);Bahrain: Political Development in a Modernizing Society (Lexington Books, 2011; originally published in 1976 and translated into Arabic in 2006); “Intelligence Sharing and Co-operation: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” in Steve Tsang, ed., Combating Transnational Terrorism: Searching for a New Paradigm (Praeger, 2009); “Propaganda and Power in the Middle East,” Current History (December 2013). Some of Dr. Nakhleh's previous publications include: The Gulf Cooperation Council: Policies, Problems, and Prospects (Praeger, 1986); The Persian Gulf and American Policy (Praeger, 1982); and Arab-American Relations in the Persian Gulf (Washington, DC, 1975).
Speaker(s) Professor Emile Nakhleh
Location Fox Lecture Theatre (G59), Arts Building, UWA
Contact James Davies <[email protected]> : 6488 4554
URL https://www.cmss.uwa.edu.au
Start Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:00
End Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:00
Submitted by The Centre <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:08
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