[Arirang TV] 2013-07-30
It may be hard to believe it all started with a fruit vendor in Tunisia two years ago. The Arab Spring has brought leadership changes. and democracy movements to many Arab nations.
But we have also seen the movement stall in bloody stalemates or even reverse back into what some call an Arab Winter. Joining us now is Dr. Jang Ji-hyang, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Welcome back, Dr. Jang.
Dr. Jang. why is it so hard for democracy to take root in this area?
If it is hard for democracy to establish itself. why does the sentiment spread like wildfire to other Arab nations?
Do you think Syria is a lost cause and when should intervention by the international community come in?
What do you think about the phrase the Arab Winter? Is there something these movements need right now to become more successful?
Israel and Palestine are in the middle of their first peace talks in 3 years.
What do you think will come out of the meeting? Should we get our hopes up?
Thanks for joining us tonight.