Past event

Beyond the Arab Spring: A View from the Ground

Chatham House, London

Participants

Paul Danahar, Middle East Bureau Chief, BBC

Overview

The Arab Spring was a historic moment in the politics of the Middle East but the long-term impact remains unpredictable. Drawing on his extensive on-the-ground coverage, from the last days of Saddam to Bengazi, Tahrir Square and the killing fields of Syria, Paul Danahar will share his insights into and analysis of the new order in the Middle East. He will argue that the Arab Spring collapsed a generation of western policy making, and that religion will be the leading force that shapes the future of the region.