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LIGNET: Five Lessons from the Arab Spring

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012 01:36 PM

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One week after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt, the transitional government allowed an Iranian warship, the corvette class vessel Shahid Naqdi, to traverse the Suez Canal. It was the first time an Iranian ship had sailed the Suez Canal since Iran’s 1979 revolution. (AFP/Getty Images)
The Arab world has been radically transformed by the Arab Spring and it is now clear that many of the changes that have taken place will not advance U.S. interests and could in fact be detrimental to the United States.

Top intelligence experts at LIGNET have identified five things we can learn from the Arab Spring, and why it has ultimately hurt U.S. interests in the greater Middle East.

Ambassador John Bolton, Congressman Peter Hoekstra, and Clifford May and Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies weigh in with exclusive insights.

Click here to read the full analysis at LIGNET.com.


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