The Causes and the Progress of the 'Arab Spring'

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book.jpgThree years ago, Robin Wright's book, Dreams and Shadows, predicted a "budding culture of change" in the Middle East. In her latest work, Rock the Casbah, she says this year's so-called "Arab Spring" is "only the beginning of the beginning."  While some observers warn of a disillusioned generation of the unemployed embracing Islamic extremism, Robin Wright believes that "the Islamic world is now in the throes of a counterjihad."

Credits

Guest:
Robin Wright - contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine, and a joint fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center - @wrightr

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Julia Flucht