Ashraf, Ursula and I talk about the Arab League's surprisingly tough line on Syria — what what regional games may lie behind it — and then despair about how badly prepared Egypt's elections are, looking at all the things that might go wrong. And we remind you to send in your questions and suggestions at podcast [AT] arabist.net, and donate or advertise to keep this site and the podcast going!
Links for this week's episode:
- Alastair Crooke's "great game" theory
- Turkish FM Ahmed Davutoglu on Syria
- IFES's report on Egypt's elections