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.

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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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