In 2011 a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top.
"Required reading/listening for anyone who cares about the contemporary world"
"Weakened ISIS Still Able to Sow Deadly Mayhem" is from the December 25, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert F. Worth and narrated by Kristi Burns.