The Changing Middle East, Two Years After the Arab Spring

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali . (FETHI BELAID/Getty)

Two years ago, in December 2010, a Tunisian fruit seller named Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire, an act of self-immolation that created a storm of protests across the Middle East and North Africa. 

As the Arab Spring unfolded, BBC correspondent Hugh Sykes reported from every country involved, from Tunisia to Egypt, from Libya to Yemen. He recently completed another exhaustive trip across North Africa and the Middle East to try and assess, and better understand, what has changed in the region over the last two years.


Hugh Sykes

Produced by:

Rupert Allman and Joe Hernandez

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