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„From Beirut to Baghdad – Konrad’s Journey through the Middle East“ (Episode 4)

Interview with Sam Dagher, journalist and author, on the the Arab Spring in Syria and Iraq and what is left of the demands and hopes of 2011

„From Beirut to Baghdad – Konrad’s Journey through the Middle East“ is a monthly podcast by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation’s Syria/Iraq-Office. Based in Beirut, the podcast discusses current political issues in the region with the foundation’s on the ground partners in Syria, Iraq and across the Middle East. Each episode sheds light on up-to-date political, social and economic topics, and provides insights into life and work from Beirut to Baghdad.

In the fourth episode Sam Dagher takes a look back at the Arab Spring in Syria and Iraq; How did the events unfold in 2011, how was life in Damascus and Baghdad at that time, and lastly what is left of the demands a decade after the uprisings? While the initial protests in Iraq calmed down quickly, the root causes for public anger remain unresolved until today and new waves of protest shook the country again and again, in particular since October 2019.

The uprising in Syria on the other hand quickly turned violent and the country has sunk into conflict and bloodshed – with no solution in sight.

What does the future hold for these two countries? And is there any hope left, despite of the unfulfilled demands and ongoing violence?

 

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David Labude

David Labude

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

david.labude@kas.de +961 1 388 061/62 +961 1 388 064
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