- By Parag Khanna<p> Parag Khanna is director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, senior research fellow at the New America Foundation, and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization. </p> <p> Aaron Smith is a researcher at the Hybrid Reality Institute. </p>
Will the Assad regime survive? What is the fate of the House of Saud? Reza Aslan, best-selling author of No God but God and How to Win a Cosmic War, shares his views on the latest events in the Middle East, from the tentative uprisings in Syria to the complex role of Saudi Arabia.