Egypt and Tunisia: Implications for Asia
Recent popular uprisings in the Muslim world'Iran's now-dormant Green Movement, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution, and the still unfolding popular revolt in Egypt'seem to have a common purpose of ending decades of autocratic rule while securing a greater political voice and participation by ordinary people.
However, it is questionable as to whether these uprisings can bring about meaningful democratic changes in these countries and other parts of the world with authoritarian regimes and what implications such changes would have for American foreign policy. Join us for a discussion with Anwar Ibrahim about the far-reaching implications of these uprisings for the future of democratic transitions in Asia.
Ibrahim is a former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and advocate for democratic change in Islamic societies.
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