PODCAST | Death of the Arab Spring

Guest: Andrea Teti, Director, Centre for Global Security & Governance, Arberdeen University.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 10:20PM (view full episode)

It’s now five years since the ‘The Arab Spring’ which saw ousting of totalitarian regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen – and the promise of new civil societies in those countries.

Sadly there’s been a return to authoritarianism, disenfranchisement and chaos across the region.

Andrea Teti argues that the EU – as a major player in the region – could have done much more to shore up democracy and ensure lasting change in the region.

Originally published on ABC Late Night Live 15 March 2016