Former diplomat and ambassador to various countries, M.K.Bhadrakumar speaks on the "Arab Spring" and what it has entailed, the geopolitics of the region and much much more in his keynote address at a seminar titled "THE ARAB SPRING: THE REGION AND INDIA" at Jamia Millia Islamia. Pragoti publishes the text of the speech below.
Kourosh Ziabari interviews Vijay Prashad about the "Arab Spring" that is underway in West Asia and North Africa.
Senior Political Analyst Aijaz Ahmad analyses the uprisings in the Arab world - the regional dynamics, the internal structures, the strategic geopolitics and what these all mean to world polity today.
A sweeping wave of pro-democratization protests has engulfed various nations of the North African and Arab world. After the Tunisians were successful in their ouster of long time president Ben Ali and his associates, a score other nations have seen protests asking for the removal of long standing heads of state. Egypt is where the biggest theatre of protest is in progress. Pragoti shall get analytical content on these movements in the coming days. But for now, this blog post brings out content from relevant news sources to get a feel of the protests and actions underway. UPDATE: The Students' Federation of India has called for a protest demonstration in front of the Egyptian embassy on the 1st of February. Details inside post (below). UPDATE II - Prominent Marxist Vijay Prashad is interviewed by the website, Radical Notes. The link is provided below.