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Today's date is Thursday, May 13, 2021
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.
Speaker(s) Professor Emile Nakhleh
Location Fox Lecture Theatre (G59), UWA
Contact Karen Eichorn <[email protected]> : 64887249
Start Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:00
End Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:02
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