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Podcast: "Security States, Failed States, Islamic States: The Causes and Consequences of the Crisis of Arab Statehood" with Rami Khouri

| December 22, 2015

An audio recording of a public talk by Rami Khouri, MEI Non-Resident Senior Fellow; Senior Fellow, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy, American University of Beirut; Syndicated Columnist.

On November 16, 2015, Rami Khouri addressed the core, enduring crisis of rickety and unvalidated statehood in the Arab world, including its latest symptom, the "Islamic State," which existing Arab states seem unable or unwilling to confront. Khouri discussed the underlying drivers of violence, refugees and other stresses in the region, which he saw as likely to increase rapidly in view of declining oil prices. The key question animating his presentation was: "How did we get here, and what do we have to do to get out of here?"

Listen to the full recording of Rami Khouri's November 16, 2015 talk below:

For more about Rami Khouri and the event, click here.

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For Academic Citation:Podcast: "Security States, Failed States, Islamic States: The Causes and Consequences of the Crisis of Arab Statehood" with Rami Khouri.” Audio, December 22, 2015.