Last spring the world watched as a wave of revolutionary change swept across the Middle East and North Africa. Egyptians took to the streets of Tahrir Square demanding the resignation of their 30 year leader, President Hosni Mubarak. On February 11th 2011 Mubarak stepped down from power and now democratic elections have given Islamists the majority in Egyptian Parliament. One year later Meet the Press at Brookings looks at what can be learned from the Egyptian revolution, the many challenges that still remain for the struggling democracy, the role of the United States in similar conflicts and the greater implications for the region at large.
Hosted by David, the panel discussion includes insights and analysis from Robin Wright, author of Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World (Simon & Schuster, 2011) and joint fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Martin Indyk, vice president and director of Foreign Policy at Brookings; Tamara Wittes, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, who was responsible for U.S. democracy promotion in the Middle East; and Shadi Hamid, fellow and director of research of the Brookings Doha Center, who appears live from Doha via video feed.
Watch the entire the panel discussion above.