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    • Sandra

      Thanks to the ASEN for this interview. I have enjoyed reading it. I wish if it was longer, though. Dr. Fattah is a distinguished scholar of Yemen, whom I respect his views.

  1. Larsen

    Dr Fattah: “The media has been treating the ‘Arab Spring’ in a snapshot fashion, which is in my view a simplified, reductionist and crude generalisation. The ‘revolutions’ in the Arab world are not a duplication of those that took place in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. Each uprising in the Arab Middle East has its own historical, socio-cultural, economic, strategic and political contextual particularities and consequences£.

    I really like this answer. I agree fully with Dr. Fattah that we need to deal with the Arab Spring, case by case. It would be great if ASEN conducts another interview with Dr. Fattah on the role of tribes in the Middle East. He is one of the leading emerging scholars on the topic. Thanks to ASEN.

    • Tara

      Dr. Khaled Fattah is one of my very favourite experts on Yemen and tribalism in the Arab Middle East. His comments and analysis are always distinguished. In this interview, I miss a question that should have been posed to Dr. Fattah regarding the contrast between Yemen’ uprising and other uprisings in the region.

      • Natalia

        I am one of the former students of Dr. Fattah. He is such an inspirational and passionate teacher, and indeed a reservoir of knowledge. I wonder why there are no questions and answers in this interview regarding the details of Yemen’ revolution?

  2. Larsen

    Dr Fattah: “The media has been treating the ‘Arab Spring’ in a snapshot fashion, which is in my view a simplified, reductionist and crude generalisation. The ‘revolutions’ in the Arab world are not a duplication of those that took place in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s. Each uprising in the Arab Middle East has its own historical, socio-cultural, economic, strategic and political contextual particularities and consequences£.

    I really like this answer. I agree fully with Dr. Fattah that we need to deal with the Arab Spring, case by case. It would be great if ASEN conducts another interview with Dr. Fattah on the role of tribes in the Middle East. He is one of the leading emerging scholars on the topic. Thanks to ASEN.

    • Tara

      Dr. Khaled Fattah is one of my very favourite experts on Yemen and tribalism in the Arab Middle East. His comments and analysis are always distinguished. In this interview, I miss a question that should have been posed to Dr. Fattah regarding the contrast between Yemen’ uprising and other uprisings in the region.

      • Natalia

        I am one of the former students of Dr. Fattah. He is such an inspirational and passionate teacher, and indeed a reservoir of knowledge. I wonder why there are no questions and answers in this interview regarding the details of Yemen’ revolution?

  3. Van der Laan

    Dr Khaled Fattah is distinguished by being honest, non-biased, non-commercial and a deeply analytical and reflective expert of Yemen. Can you please conduct an interview with a group of scholars of the Middle East, including Dr Fattah, on the Arab uprisings in general. Cheers!

  4. Van der Laan

    Dr Khaled Fattah is distinguished by being honest, non-biased, non-commercial and a deeply analytical and reflective expert of Yemen. Can you please conduct an interview with a group of scholars of the Middle East, including Dr Fattah, on the Arab uprisings in general. Cheers!

  5. Gasim

    Hello readers of this interview! My name is Gasim, a PhD candidate, Middle East Studies. I am a big fan of Dr. Khaled Fattah. He is one of the very few scholars of Yemen who can combine theory and practice. I read with much interest and respect all what he writes. For those of you who asked about Dr. Fattah views on Yemen uprising, please check his recent article at the Journal of Middle East Policy:

    http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/yemen-social-intifada-republic-sheikhs
    It’s a wonderful article, which explains in a clear and sharp way the details of Yemen’ uprising.

  6. Gasim

    Hello readers of this interview! My name is Gasim, a PhD candidate, Middle East Studies. I am a big fan of Dr. Khaled Fattah. He is one of the very few scholars of Yemen who can combine theory and practice. I read with much interest and respect all what he writes. For those of you who asked about Dr. Fattah views on Yemen uprising, please check his recent article at the Journal of Middle East Policy:

    http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-archives/yemen-social-intifada-republic-sheikhs
    It’s a wonderful article, which explains in a clear and sharp way the details of Yemen’ uprising.

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