In early 2011, uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt led to the overthrow of their heads of state and sparked a wave of protests throughout the Middle East and North Africa, now commonly referred to as the "Arab awakening." Brookings experts comment on the continuing unrest in the region, and its implications for relations with the United States and with the rest of the world.
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Middle East and North Africa
Testimony | The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
July 9, 2014, Shibley Telhami
Testimony | House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa
February 26, 2013, Tamara Cofman. Wittes
Testimony | U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
August 1, 2012, Martin S. Indyk
Testimony | Senate Foreign Relations Committee
April 19, 2012, Tamara Cofman. Wittes
Testimony | House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
February 15, 2012, Robert Kagan
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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Tamara Cofman Wittes
Director, Center for Middle East Policy
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy
Director, The Intelligence Project
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
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