The New Arabs

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In many ways, it appears that the Arab Spring has turned into an especially stormy winter, but Juan Cole, an early critic of the war in Iraq, says there’s still hope in generational change and communications technology. Cole is a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan. From the early days of the war in Iraq, his blog Informed Comment suggested that American foreign policy would do more harm than good in the region. Now he’s turned his attention to the young people of Tunisia, Libya and Egypt in a book called, The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East.




Warren Olney