What is America's Influence in the Middle East?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Yemeni anti-government protesters gather in Sanaa on June 5, 2011 to celebrate what they said was the fall of Yemen's regime (AFP/Getty)

Yemen is the latest country in the Arab world to see violence between protesters and police lead to bloodshed and deaths. 18 protesters were killed over the weekend, as Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced a special election to transfer power. As revolution sweeps through the Middle East, we're looking at the influence the United States has on these areas.

We're speaking with Chester A. Crocker, professor of strategic studies at Georgetown University.

Guests:

Chester A. Crocker

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.