Syria and the New Arab Wars

A lecture by Marc Lynch (George Washington University)

How did the Arab uprisings lead to the horrifying wars which have destroyed Syria, Libya and Yemen? Why did the democratic uprising in Egypt end in a military coup? The New Arab Wars shows how the Middle East was consumed by proxy wars and state failures, and the challenges this poses to the United States.



Marc Lynch is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He is a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, and an associate editor of the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog. In 2016 he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

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Duration: (45:47)

Published: Thursday, February 02, 2017