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The Arab Protest: Sustainable Democracy or Outburst?

A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Salimi, Editor, Al-Tasamoh, and Hassan I. Mneimneh, Editor, IjtihadReason, hosted by William A. Galston, The Ezra K. Zikha Chair in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution.

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ABDULRAHMAN AL-SALIMI, HASSAN I. MNEIMNEH, AND WILLIAM A. GALSTON discuss the recent protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Jordon, Iraq, Iran, Algeria, the Sudan, Bahrain, and Libya. Their conversation addresses the causes, the leadership, the role played by Islamists, Islam, the new media, youth, the United States, the impact on Israel, and what role, if any, there is for global civil society and universal values.

This conversation was recorded in New York City on March 8, 2011.

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