Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

The Arab uprisings that began in 2010 profoundly altered politics in the Middle East. Once a voiceless region dominated by authoritarian rulers, the Arab world developed a new identity that led many experts to revise their understanding of the Arab people. Political scientist Shibley Telhami says the uprisings would not have been such a surprise if analysts had paid closer attention to Arab public opinion. In a new book, Telhami uses a decade’s worth of original polling data to argue that the driving forces behind the Arab Spring had been gestating for decades.

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Shibley Telhami

professor of peace and development at University of Maryland and senior fellow at Brookings Institution.

Read An Excerpt

Excerpted with permission from "The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East" by Shibley Telhami. Available from Basic Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2013.

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