Middle East Unrest: Challenges and Opportunities
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I am sure your eyes, like mine, have been glued to the television screen for the last three months, watching the sand dunes of the Middle East rapidly shifting and a new political order emerging over the ruins of old, repressive regimes. We have also seen how the Internet and social media technology have played a positive role in helping galvanize and organize populist movements against these repressive regimes. In this incredible time, I invite you to read my essay “A Quest for Peace.”1 This piece was mostly written in the shadow of the political storm that has been sweeping the Arab world. What will happen next? And what, if anything, can or should we do about it? That’s where the Middle East Peace Network (MEPN) comes in.