Commentator Describes 'Unraveling Of Post-Colonial Order' In Arab World 07:48
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Egyptians shout anti-Mubarak slogans during a march on Alexandria's Mediterranean Sea bank, Egypt, Thursday. (AP)
Egyptians shout anti-Mubarak slogans during a march on Alexandria's Mediterranean Sea bank, Egypt, Thursday. (AP)

Writer and commentator Rami Khouri describes the events in the Middle East as "the unraveling of the post-colonial order that the British and French created in the Arab world in the 1920s and 30s and then sustained — with American and Soviet assistance — for most of the last half century."

We speak with Rami Khouri, who is visiting fellow at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and editor-at-large of The Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon.

This program aired on February 3, 2011.

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