CMENAS Lecture. "The Arab Spring: The Syrian Case"
The talk will briefly survey the upheavals in the Arab Spring, the rise of political Islam, and democratic trends in Arab countries. Professor Ma'oz will then examine the revolution in Syria, discussing three interrelated domains: domestic, regional, and global. Two recent developments, the strengthening of Al-Qaida organizations vis-a-vis the US-Russian agreement on chemical weapons, and their repercussions, will also be discussed