The West and the Middle East

Great article by Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven Cook:

Mubarak is in jail, Qaddafi is dead, Ben Ali is in exile, and Assad is on the ropes, but there is very little reason to believe that new Arab leaders and their citizens will embrace grand international social engineering any more now than they did eight years ago. The uprisings in the Arab world are–in case anyone has not been paying attention–about national empowerment and dignity”.

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