Arab Springs, Dark Autumns and Mutual Respect
September 19, 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: American reactions to protests in the Middle East
“My concern is primarily about the very frequent and negative linkages between the Arab uprisings across the region that seek more legitimate and democratic governance systems, and the angry demonstrations and few incidents of violence or death that erupted across the Arab-Asian region in the past week. Some in the United States now feel that demonstrations and occasional violence essentially negate the epic gains of the Arab uprisings.”
Khouri was also featured in “Middle East in motion” in the Harvard Gazette on September 20, 2012 and interviewed in “United States Confronted by Arab Spring’s Turbulent Wake” by RIA Novosti on September 14, 2012.