New Arab Social Contract in the Middle East

The panelists talked about how the Persian Gulf war has brought the possibility and idea of democracy to the… read more

The panelists talked about how the Persian Gulf war has brought the possibility and idea of democracy to the forefront. Mr. Dessouki called the war “a culmination of human drama.” The war has galvanized many of the Arab people and states in the region. It also changed the balance of power between and within countries and demonstrated the weaknesses of many of the ruling regimes. These changes have opened the door for democracy. The panelists talked specifically about their own countries of Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, and Kuwait, and the changes toward more democratic systems which are occurring. close

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New Arab Social Contract in the Middle East

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Program ID:
17565-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 21, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 15, 1991 | 3:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 16, 1991 | 5:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 21, 1991 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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