World Affairs Councils Podcast

Cover to Cover: Marina and David Ottaway on the Four Arab Worlds

December 13, 2019

WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Thursday, November 21, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featured Marina and David Ottaway, Middle East Fellows at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and '60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world's third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped: the 2011 uprisings. Their consequences have differed greatly from area to area, splintering the Arab region into four different worlds. Join Marina and David Ottaway as they discuss the profound upheavals that have shaken - and continue to transform - Arab and global politics.