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CSIS undertakes research and analysis on the critical role that human rights and democratic values play in a comprehensive and sustainable foreign policy.

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Photo: MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images

The Arab World at an Inflection Point

CSIS expert Jon B. Alterman explains why the Arab world is once again at an inflection point as leaders make consequential decisions about their countries’ economies, governance style, respect for freedom of speech, and level of income inequality.

Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — January 17, 2023

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Marti Flacks
Khosravi Chair in Principled Internationalism and Director, Human Rights Initiative
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