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13 Jan, 2016 07:18

Arab Spring at five

Five years ago the phenomenon known as the Arab Spring started to play itself out. In retrospect there were exaggerated hopes for change in the Middle East. Why is this the case? Why did intolerant and extreme Islam trump secular democracy? And has anyone ever been held responsible for so much unintended misery?CrossTalking with George Szamuely, Sabah Al-Mukhtar, and Randa Slim.