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Weekly Video Brief: Arab Revolutions

by Toni Johnson
June 28, 2012


This week we have a video from CFR’s Steven A. Cook examining what the winner of the 2012 presidential election will face in the Middle East following 2011’s Arab revolutions, which has sparked political change in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt as well as turmoil in Syria and Bahrain. The next U.S. president, he says, will have to grapple with the fact that the regional political order “that made it relatively easier and relatively less expensive for the United States to pursue its interests in the Middle East has been turned over.”

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You can watch the video directly on YouTube here as well as find a list of all our other campaign videos here.

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