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The Arab Awakening: Implications for Al Qaeda and the Future of Terrorism

Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.

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Thursday
May. 10, 2012
9:00am – 11:00am ET
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Overview

Jon Alterman
Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Director, Middle East Program,
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Barak Barfi
Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Daniel Byman
Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross
Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

moderator

Bruce Hoffman
Professor and Director, Center for Peace and Security Studies
and Security Studies Program, Georgetown University

Expert panelists will explore whether the Arab Awakening has marginalized Al Qaeda or presents opportunities (such as sectarian tensions) that it can exploit.

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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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