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We cover the events of March 2011, including Assad’s first speech since the start of the troubles, in which he blames foreign elements, sacks his cabinet, and points the finger at Al Jazeera, the satellite television network based in Qatar – which leads us to some talk about Qatar, their history, their recent troubles, their relationship with the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, and their support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Theme music: Holy Deep by The Passion HiFi

1 Comment

  1. David Shafie says:

    Now that we’re up to the Arab Spring, I wanted to recommend a book by Juan Cole, the historian who wrote “Napoleon’s Egypt.” He has a new book, “The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East,” which centers mainly on the events in North Africa that touched off the protests throughout the Arab world. It makes a compelling case that the younger generation in those countries have more in common with the West than the people who currently are vying for power.

    Cole also has an excellent blog about Middle East politics that everyone should check out: https://www.juancole.com/

    Keep up the great work!

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