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Ellen Laipson and USIP’s Steven Heydemann on prospects for change in the middle east in the Hill

in Program

After weeks of excitement and surprise, it is time to try to make meaning out of the momentous events in Tunisia and Egypt. 

Are
we on the brink of a democratic tsunami across the region? Or will we
discover that Tunisia and Egypt were special cases, and street violence
in Yemen, Jordan, Iran and elsewhere will not lead to similar outcomes?
What is the right balance between seeing each country’s unique history
and characteristics, while identifying structural similarities and ways
in which would-be democrats and dissidents in one place are inspired by
other cases?

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