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 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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- Mohamed Bekhechi Professor Algeria->University of Oran
- Ali Hillal Dessouki Professor Cairo University
- National Endowment for DemocracyNational Endowment for Democracy
Persian Gulf War
The callers phoned in to voice their opinions regarding the recent events in the Persian Gulf.
Iraqi Ambassador on Persian Gulf
Mohamed Sadeg al-Mashat Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. described the position of Iraq concerning the recent events in the…
Iraqi Ambassador on Middle East Events
Mr. Al-Mashat spoke on recent events in the Persian Gulf. Following a brief opening statement, the ambassador responded…
Iraqi Perspective on Middle East Events
The ambassador explained the Iraqi perspective on the events in the Middle East.