Where is the Arab world going?
Lecture by Tariq Al
Starting in Tunis, then in Cairo and then spreading to virtually every country in the region, the Arab Spring was highly infectious. Hope was reborn. Taken by surprise, Washington and its EU allies jumped on the bandwagon, and NATO bombed Libya for six months. The fall of Qaddafi has not been repeated in Syria, however, where an ugly stalemate continues, but it helped to further destabilise Mali and Algeria. Where will it all end, and how? Two years after the Arab Spring, British-Pakistani author Tariq Ali sums up the situation and looks ahead. After the lecture, he will talk with Aslak Sira Myhre and answer questions from the audience. The lecture will be held in English.