Robin Wright: "Rock the Casbah"

Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour, center right takes part in a rally protesting the Egyptian emergency law at the Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 3, 2010. Anti-government protesters are demanding an end to the country's 30-year emergency law that restricts civil freedoms. - (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour, center right takes part in a rally protesting the Egyptian emergency law at the Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 3, 2010. Anti-government protesters are demanding an end to the country's 30-year emergency law that restricts civil freedoms.

(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Robin Wright: "Rock the Casbah"

More than half the Islamic world is under the age of thirty, a crucial component of the epic upheaval taking place in so many Muslim countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. In a new book award winning journalist Robin Wright...

More than half the Islamic world is under the age of thirty, a crucial component of the epic upheaval taking place in so many Muslim countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. In a new book award winning journalist Robin Wright offers an in depth account of the political and cultural cross currents transforming the region. She argues that a counter jihad has emerged that rejects both autocratic regimes and the extremist ideologies of Al Qaeda. Author and journalist Robin Wright joins us to talk about rage and rebellion across the Islamic world and why she believes the next decade is likely to be both more democratic and more Islamic.

Guests

Robin Wright

journalist, foreign policy analyst at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and editor of "The Iran Primer."

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Excerpted from "Rock the Casbah" by Robin Wright. Copyright 2011 by Robin Wright. Excerpted here by kind permission of Simon & Schuster:

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