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December 8, 2020

Polls and Public Opinion
Term Member Discussion on the Future of the Arab World: Youth Perceptions Looking Ahead

Panelists discuss the 12th Annual Arab Youth Survey and the public opinion trends among Arab youth, including religion, perceptions of economic opportunities, and post-COVID-19 governance.  

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September 19, 2011

France
The Arab Springs

Related Reading:The New Arab Revolt: What Happened, What It Means, and What Comes Next, CFR ebook

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September 25, 2013

Tunisia
The Arab Spring and International Constitutionalism

Mohamed Moncef Marzouki discusses the Arab Spring and the Tunisian initiative on creating an International Constitutional Court.

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October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit,…

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November 20, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
The Legacy of the Arab Uprisings

Despite the 2011 series of anti-government protests across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), political uncertainty and instability persists in the region. Panelists discuss the legacy of the u…

Arab Uprising

April 23, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

ISOBEL COLEMAN: Good afternoon. Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for joining us here this afternoon. I'm Isobel Coleman. I'm a senior fellow here at the Council on Foreign Relations and director …

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May 5, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
How Arab Youth See the Middle East

Experts discuss public opinion trends among Arab youth, including perceptions of economic opportunities, religion, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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June 23, 2011

Political Movements
The Arab Uprisings: Initial Observations

CFR's Robert Danin details the causes that sparked the Arab Spring and projects what the outcome from these uprisings may be.

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September 23, 2021

Qatar
A Conversation With Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani of Qatar

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani discusses developments in Afghanistan, engagements with Palestinians, policy priorities for Qatar-U.S. relations, and broader regional concerns.

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