The Arab world had two huge wake-up calls in the last few years: the 2011 uprisings, which were brought about by a sense that people were marginalized, and the Islamic State, said Carnegie’s Marwan Muasher on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS. “These are two huge wake-up calls that both governments and the general public need to internalize the lessons from,” Muasher said. We cannot escape the fact that from now on, building stability and prosperity is going to take a lot more than military strikes, he argued. And just because it takes a lot more time, does not mean we cannot and shouldn’t start now.
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