Rami Khouri on the Arab uprisings

A Fine Revolutionary Week
Agence Global
April 16, 2012
Commentary by: Rami Khouri, senior fellow with the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut
Topic: Arab uprisings

“BEIRUT — Tunisia and Egypt are where the current wave of Arab uprisings and citizen revolts started nearly a year and a half ago, and it is to those two countries that we will continue to turn for signs of where our region may be heading. This is why — I kick mud and sand in your face, you pessimists of the spirit who have no faith in the fundamental decency and moderation of 350 million Arabs — I am more confident in the validity of the slow and steady political transformations across our region that will avoid extremist outcomes.”

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