A Bad Week of Criminals and Clashing Cultures
September 15, 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: Recent events in the Middle East
“BOSTON — So many different things are happening simultaneously across the Middle East and in Arab-Israeli-Iranian-American relations this week that it is hard to know where to start in analyzing the situation and sorting out the important and lasting developments from the merely fleeting issues. In my years of following sports and politics, I have always found the scorecard a good place to start — actually, an imperative place to start in this case because I think that the many new and evolving players on the scene in a fast-changing Arab world represent the heart of the story at hand.”
Khouri was also interview on CBS This Morning on September 15, 2012 regarding recent protests and violence in the Middle East.