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November 24, 2010

Debating Middle East Democracy on Bloggingheads.tv
Posted by Shadi Hamid

Last week, I appeared on Bloggingheads.tv with Gregory Gause of the University of Vermont to discuss democracy in the Middle East (or, um, lack thereof). The link is here. Some of the issues we debated were whether Arab democracy is in America's interest, what Islamists would do in power, and whether Egypt today is anything like Iran in 1978. Here it is:

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