*** This event is NOT held at the Wilson Center ***

 United States Institute of Peace

2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Some experts predicted that the “Arab Spring” rebellions would widen the strategic, political, and even ideological gap between Arab states undergoing dramatic change and those defending the status quo.  In fact, no such clear breach has occurred. Instead, Dawisha argues that sectarian tensions and economic constraints have dampened the potentially “incendiary” effect of the Arab political revolts. Please join us at USIP for an engaging discussion on these dynamics in the Middle East with Dawisha, the State Department’s Dafna Rand, and USIP’s Daniel Brumberg.

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  • Adeed Dawisha

    Public Policy Scholar
  • Daniel Brumberg

    Senior Adviser, Center for Middle East and Africa, United States Institute of Peace; and Co-Director, Democracy and Governance Studies, Georgetown University