- By Marc Lynch
Marc Lynch is associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, where he is the director of the Institute for Middle East Studies and of the Project on Middle East Political Science. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the author of The Arab Uprising (March 2012, PublicAffairs).
He publishes frequently on the politics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arab media and information technology, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Islamist movements.
Welcome back to Episode 3 of Abu Aardvark’s MEC Video Blog! In this week’s installment, I discuss the potential for a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria. I was at the United Nations for Tuesday’s debate, and had the chance to talk to a number of key players. On Wednesday I posted my thoughts about what such a resolution might accomplish, and on the video blog I answer a number of questions that have been posed about those efforts. I also talk about Kuwait’s Parliamentary election, with a special appearance by former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Edward "Skip" Gnehm, and about what the horrible violence at a football game in Port Said might mean for Egypt’s political transition.
Enjoy, and as always we welcome your feedback on our ongoing video blog experiment!