Gilbert Achcar on the Second Wave of Arab Uprisings

Gilbert Achcar joins Long Reads for a conversation about the second wave of Arab uprisings—and the possibility of a third.

Gilbert Achcar joins Long Reads for a conversation about the second wave of Arab uprisings—and the possibility of a third. Gilbert is professor of development studies at SOAS in London. The second edition of his book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising has just been published.

Read a 2020 interview with Gilbert in Catalyst, “The Arab Spring, a Decade Later” here: https://catalyst-journal.com/2020/12/the-arab-spring-a-decade-later

And his 2019 article “The Sudanese Revolution Enters a New Phase” here: https://jacobinmag.com/2019/08/sudanese-revolution-fdfc-constitutional-agreement-signed


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Gilbert Achcar is a Professor at SOAS, University of London. He is the author of many books, including The People Want. A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising (new edition with a new preface forthcoming). His next new book will be titled The New Cold War: Chronicle of a Confrontation Foretold.

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