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The New Middle East: The World after the Arab Spring

In this event, BBC Bureau Chief Paul Danahar will discuss his timely and important book, offering a fascinating and illuminating analysis of the new order in the Middle East following the Arab Spring and explaining what it will mean both for the region and the West. With access to many of the key players including Bashar al-Assad, Muammar Gaddafi, Shimon Peres, leadership figures in the Muslim Brotherhood and senior officials in the UN and US and with vivid, on-the-ground storytelling, Danahar provides an unparalleled account of recent events.

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Event Details

Speaker: Paul Danahar, BBC
Chair: Dr Toby Dodge
, LSE 
Date: Wednesday 16 October 2013
Time: 18.30-20.00
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Attendance: This event is free and open to all on a first come first served basis



Paul Danahar was the BBC’s Middle East Bureau Chief (2010–13) and ran the organisation’s news coverage of the Arab Spring. He was awarded an MBE in 2003 for his work as the Baghdad Bureau Chief during the American-led invasion. Prior to his present posting he was the BBC’s East Asia Bureau Chief for three years, and previous to that he was the BBC’s South Asia Bureau Chief, covering the rise, fall and eventual return of the Taliban. He is one of a small number of journalists to have worked in all three countries that make up the so-called ‘Axis of Evil’: Iraq, Iran and North Korea. In 2013 he was appointed the BBC’s North America Bureau Chief, based in Washington.