Dec 7 with CSPG: Middle East expert Steven Cook

False Dawn: The Fading Hope of Democracy in the Middle East


Thursday, December 7, 2017
11:45am - 1:00pm
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

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The first decade of this century showcased hopeful popular revolts across the Middle East as people poured into the streets to demand change. Today, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. Egypt remains an authoritarian state, Syria and Yemen are in the midst of civil wars, Libya has descended into anarchy, the Islamic State army has been defeated on the battlefield but remains a threat, and Turkey has flipped from a heralded model of democracy to autocracy. Middle East expert Steven Cook chronicles the rise and fall of the Middle East's democratic movement.
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