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."


Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr

Warren Olney

Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Julia Flucht