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Turmoil in the Middle East: A Live Web Chat with Raj Desai

As the unrest in the Middle East and northern Africa spreads to countries beyond Tunisia and Egypt—including Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Iran—Raj Desai explains the underlying causes of the expanding defiance, and the collapse of the “authoritarian bargain” in the region. On February 23, Desai took questions on the origins of the turmoil and the challenge it poses to the United States in a live web chat with POLITICO.

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