A New Paradigm in the Middle East

Hosted by

Since Mubarak of Egypt was forced out of the presidency, other Middle Eastern countries have seen massive political protests. Protesters have taken to the streets in Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria, Jordan, Libya and Iran. Some have been promised reforms. Others encountered tear gas, arrest, rubber bullets, and live ammunition. Several demonstrators have been killed. The ultimate goals are different in every country, but the common objective is an end to repression and respect for human rights. As the US walks the tightrope between protesters and government allies, does democracy have a chance? Is Turkey the best model for a modern Islamic state?

Credits

Guests:
Simeon Kerr - Financial Times, Marwan Bishara - Al Jazeera English - @marwanbishara, David Cuthell - Georgetown University, Douglas Murray - Centre for Social Cohesion

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody